Desperation Isn’t Pretty
Daily Read – Desperation Isn’t Pretty
In the face of hopelessness, frustration, and obstacles, it’s all too easy to make only a token decision, and then hide under the veneer of “at least we got something done.” Acting from a position of desperation is not the same as trying to achieve a rational, well-thought-out compromise. In many spheres, the pressure to get something done can lead to a sense of desperation, impacting the quality of leadership decisions. When you find yourself in a corner step back and consider these five points:
- Avoid making symbolic moves. Certain actions may make you look busy, but at what price?
- Appreciate that no action is action.
- Do not lose sight of quantitative numbers. Make an effort to leave your emotions on the side when you gather, compute, and analyze the relevant numbers.
- Keep your ego in check. Before moving forward make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons, and don’t let your personal feelings (ego) unnecessarily influence your judgment.
- Don’t get carried away with the doomsday metaphor! In spite of your feelings that no action or decision will cause the world to crumble around you – it won’t.
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