If this is happening for you even on a small scale – guaranteed – you are not alone! This is why we created this issue of the newsletter and our accompanying leadership report, so that you will have some tools to help you.
We know that leaders have it harder today than ever before, particularly in the face of trying to recover from the 2020 world financial crisis– not to mention a global pandemic that just keeps dragging on and dragging people down with it. When you add to this the large numbers of retiring employees who are taking with them years of legacy business knowledge, and the shortage of prepared up-and-coming leaders, it almost feels like a new kind of perfect storm is building.
Right now, you need all hands-on deck, and every single one of your people to be armed and ready to execute under pressure using their own internal resources rather than relying on you to handhold their way through it. You don’t have the luxury of time to solve everyone’s problems or walk with them step-by-step until they find solutions.
This is where today’s most effective leaders separate themselves from others, as they consistently leverage four pivotal principles that guide their personal response to pressure and help them shape their people’s ability to execute effectively in spite of it. These leaders know how to use pressure as a positive catalyst, rather than caving under its weight into a swirl of depletion, exhaustion, and without ever having the feeling of falling short.
If you want to help yourself and others perform well under pressure, rather than let it sink them, click on the leadership report shown here. You can discover Four Things Effective Leaders Do Under Pressure (That Fire-Fighting Leaders Ignore). Make sure you are not stuck in the “fire-fighting leader” category – and that you have the tools to support your people at this critical time in your business.