Not satisfied with your current situation? Forget about incremental improvement. Dump all thoughts of patience. Throw away any inclination toward slow and steady improvement. If something is not working, start by identifying the strengths within your organization. Declare what needs to change and create a vivid picture to represent the best possible state. Then create an outrageous plan to achieve it. Quickly.
Engage your trusted colleagues and write yourself a new future or draw a word picture. Whatever. Just get to it.
And get ready for heavy-duty pressure. If you’ve taken sufficient time to identify organizational strengths – and have involved your people in the redesign process – this can be a gratifying exercise for your team or company.
I’ve embedded a video link on ways that top CEO’s deal with constant stress. Listen as Justin Menkes outlines 3 critical qualities to help leaders keep moving forward:
- Realistic optimism
- Subservience to purpose
- Finding order in chaos