A common challenge for leaders to overcome in a culture is an attitude of blame, and deflection of responsibility from agreed results. It’s human nature and all can be found guilty of doing this at some stage. When leadership detects this attitude creeping into the company, it’s their duty and moral obligation to stamp it out. A lack of ownership can disguise itself in many ways, from excuses, blaming others, to absenteeism. Whatever its shape or form it will infect others and detract from top performance.
What makes up an economy is businesses and people trading with one another. Due to a hard stop in the economies around the world, bankruptcies are increasing making it harder for economies to restart when the time comes. Taxes are not being earned by countries making those countries economically weaker.
There is a common saying ‘When the going gets tough then the tough get going!’
These are for the majority of us the most challenging times in living memory, and it is just getting started. I have been contemplating on how to meet these challenges both personally and professionally.
Tonight we moved into full lockdown over Easter, unable to leave our property until Tuesday 5am next week. Before this, we were under a 24-hour curfew only allowed to leave your property to buy food and to exercise on the, guess where, the road near your property.
Leadership is required more than ever in this COVID-19 world and according to Gallup and their extensive surveying of the US workforce, a very specific type of Leadership is required in times of crisis.
When the pressure comes on, employee’s, managers and leaders well being is affected negatively. This hits the bottom line of any company, so the need to create high performance is critical for positive business outcomes.
This week I did some research into what strategies companies are employing now to survive and what successful companies did to beat the recession in 2008 and onwards. Following are some key advice for business leaders of any business size in any market or industry today.
I learnt many years ago studying cognitive behavioral sciences is that in communication ‘she who sets the frame runs the game.’ In the training it was called the ‘Frame Game’ and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that we are having frames set on top of us every other day. The game has changed completely, the question is how are you going to respond to it.
Today I promised I would address the secrets of success regarding the best mindset/motivations to have to run a scaled mature business. However, a global event is in play that I felt was my responsibility to address today. Therefore I defer to next week and we will take a strong focus on the secrets of success to beat the COVID-19 virus right here and right now. Let’s go!
Today we address the key attitudes for Startup Success as highlighted by Fingerprint for Success and their 15-year quantitative and 2-year qualitative study concluded in 2013 and published in 2016.