Mi dos centavos (that’s “my two cents” for you non-Hispanic learned northerners…):
If only a shred of this thinking could catch on…
Yes, the economy is volatile right now; but clients and customers are still in need, money is still available, and many goods and services may – if framed correctly – be more valuable than ever before.
For those bold and determined, this is “our time to shine,” not “our time to hunker down and hope for bread crumbs.” Never let ourselves kid each other that there’s no business out there right now.
Further, there’s a good adage that says “…continued business growth and success required calculated risk taking…” This isn’t necessarily new thinking, of course, but I believe it’s incredibly relevant in our current times.
They say that the definition of insanity is “…doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Are we guilty of that?
In today’s conditions, are we still getting all we need from our business – personally, professionally, financially – by doing exactly what we’ve been doing, only “hoping harder” that it works? Or even “trying” harder while doing the same things?
Or, is it time to take some “calculated risks?” And do we need to re-calculate our risk-measurement also? In other words, today, if something is a little riskier, does that mean it’s any less viable a consideration?
Leadership — effective, successful leadership — is fraught with risk. Yet here we are, and we must continue to accept and manage that risk. There simply is no other way to lead.
But that’s just me…