True leadership emerges when unusual or extreme circumstances occur. Ordinary decisions become risky with outcomes threatening long term impact to the company. Delay or deliberation may result in the loss of opportunity to solve a crisis before it rushes out of control, creating organizational confusion and affecting the long term impact on company reputation.
The topic “Leadership in Chaos” came to mind while reading a book of the D-day invasion of Omaha beach, Normandy, France, by the First Infantry Division known as, the Big Red One. The invasion received a tremendous amount of planning and committed an unbelievable number of men to land on the beaches (Omaha was only one of 5 landing sites over a 50 mile stretch of the Normandy coastline) and physical resources to transport them across the English channel to the shores of France.
Despite all of the detail planning and training: bad weather, poor visibility and heavy seas on the morning of June 6, 1944 resulted in delays getting to the beach on time, landing in unfavorable locations where enemy fire could be concentrated, and the loss of amphibious armor that were not designed to handle the heavy seas. Consequently, the first landings were made in the worst . . .
by Christina Desmarais
Successful people do things different from anybody else. The following are 10 of 15 quotes from business leaders about there daily habits secrets are key to be successful:
- Trust the people you've hired.
- Keep track of small tasks.
- Block time for email.
- Update your to-do list every night.
- Take customer service calls.
- Prioritize according to the bottom line.
- Make time to read books unrelated to your business.
- Exercise consistently.
- Leave the middle of the day free.
- Before going to sleep think about what you want to accomplish the next day.
What are your successful daily habits?
Click here to read the complete list of the successful daily habits..
Note: Ask yourself the following questions.
- Do you trust the people you hire?
- Do you organize your day for success?
- Do you make yourself available to employees and customers?
If you are looking for guidance on how to develop successful daily habits contact Mike to learn about the Executive Coaching services available from Brice Consulting for you and your organization.
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