Unfortunately there are a few people in this world who make it dangerous and unsafe for the rest of us.
I read an article about an upset customer in Kansas who returned to the fast food restaurant to complain about a mix up in their order, which led to a confrontation with another customer – a crow bar thrown – a shotgun blast – a police standoff … fortunately no one was injured.
This, plus the other incidents that we hear about has to heighten our awareness for preparedness and challenge our mental toughness.
My leadership tip for you this week is to have you think about 3 – different workplace scenarios that could go bad for you. In the office – on a flight – driving to work – in the lunchroom – there is no shortage of. Then ask yourself do you know exactly what you’d do to calmly divert the pending disaster?
If you do, then keep searching for the scenario where you’re not fully prepared, because there is always something out there ready to challenge your preparedness and mental toughness.
If you’re not sure, think through the solutions / actions you would take now, so in the event something unexpectedly bad happens, you’re ready.
Exceptional leaders who are good at mindful preparedness are always ready for the unexpected.
Enjoy your leadership journey !