I’m sure you’ve been there before, you made a plan, you just know it’s going to work, you made all the right moves, taken all the right steps, and you are moving in the direction you desire. You can see success just ahead. Then it happens, suddenly there is a major change in circumstances, and you find yourself scrambling to find a new path to success in your new-- unexpected--situation. If you are actively seeking success in your life this absolutely will happen to you. Actually, it will likely happen numerous times...
Great leaders learn to shorten the time between the initial shock and the initiation of new behavior patterns that give you positive results in the new situation you find yourself. But here’s the secret…
Learning the skill of rebounding quickly can get you and your team moving forward in a short time.
The first thing to remember is that experience isn't the best teacher. A bad experience will only teach you that you don't want to re-live that experience again. It won't teach you how to change your results.
To change your future results it is important that you evaluate your experience. Take a good hard look at what went right, what went wrong. Don't sugar coat anything. Listen to your team and anyone else who is willing to give honest feedback.
Listen and don't justify. Just listen and take notes. Take a moment on your own for self reflection. What do you think happened?
Don't pause here too long. This step should not take longer than a day or an hour, depending on the severity of the problem. The key is to identify and move on.
Next, be open minded about how to move forward. If you've been open to what went wrong and took a thorough and open minded approach to the problem you are already ahead of the curve. Now strategize for a better outcome in the future. Don't be afraid to think outside the box.
Live awesomely, Angela Decoteau (Deck-uh-toe)
Encourage . Equip . Empower
Renowned Speaker and Business Coach Angela Decoteau.