Some are well thought out and some are split-second decisions.
If you have followed me for a while or heard me speak, I’m a believer in the importance of the ‘practice of mindful preparedness’ – Thinkership™.
I read a ‘Business Insider’ article recently about former nuclear submarine commander David Marquet who shared his thoughts on how leaders can make the right call in any fast-paced or high pressure situation. Read it here.
‘He says being prepared is the real key to any kind of decision-making. It’s not a secret and it’s not a short-cut, it’s just the truth. Planning and expertise can help you carry the day and make the right call in any situation.’
My leadership tip this week, is to encourage you to embrace Thinkership™ by taking at least 20 – minutes a day to be better prepared for situations in your world that may or may not happen.
Think about the hurricanes on your horizon and how you will deal with them should they hit you full force. Alternatively, think about how you could avoid them should they materialize.
Prepare by asking yourself questions like these:
What would I do if ___________________________?
How would I respond if _______________________?
Fill in the blanks with various situations that may or may not happen. Doing so will position you to be better prepared to make those split – second decisions.
To quote the commander, ‘planning and expertise can help you carry the day and make the right call in any situation.’