Most of these “Leadership Proverbs” I’ve just picked up, absorbed and imbibed by some process of osmosis along the way and don’t know exactly whom they originated from. But when I know I’ll make reference, and when I don’t it’s not that I’m ungrateful or that I want to appear like a genius. It’s genuinely that I can’t remember. So if I’ve flogged something from you let me know and I’ll happily acknowledge it.
Never Waste a Crisis
Life doesn’t always go strictly to plan. No matter how careful our planning is, no matter how thought through our projections, life throws us curveballs. Sometimes they’re minor and so require relatively minimal course corrections. Though sometimes the difficulties are huge, the path is completely blocked off and we need to find a completely new way to go. The plan simply will not work in these new circumstances.
In the face of these kinds of crises people’s reactions can differ widely, from frustration to despair to indifference. These are natural reactions to a crisis and to plans being rendered functionally useless. But the important thing to note is they are not the only possible reaction. There are other options. And a crisis is an opportunity for you to step into and lead.