Today’s leaders know a changing economy means taking action that moves them from surviving to thriving. Here are a few steps you can implement to start thriving now.
1. Write Your Own Rules for a Rebound.
That’s according to a Fortune Magazine article that asks, “When will the business climate improve? That’s exactly the wrong question to be asking. Top CEOs are ditching the waiting game and writing their own rules for a rebound.” These CEOs have decided that instead of waiting for normal to return, they will run their businesses as if “this is the new normal.”
2. Be a Leader, Not Just a Manager.
This lesson holds true during any business climate and more so in a challenging one. Rapport Leadership International graduates know being a leader is about much more than possessing management skills, it is about focusing on people, unleashing others’ potential, being innovative, and inspiring trust to create profitable outcomes for your company.
3. Soar Like an Eagle.
In a tough economy, it is easy to pressure your team into doing better or blaming them for not working hard enough to impact the bottom line. Leaders who swoop in, make noise, and dump negativity on their employees and then leave, are like seagulls. Leaders who provide support, listen to feedback, and empower their teams to take charge, soar above the competition like eagles.
4. Become the CEO of what you do.
Regardless of your title in a company, you are the leader of what you do. Taking complete ownership of your role as if you were the CEO of sales, marketing, or human resources causes you to look deeper for ways to earn revenue, cut costs, or make systems and processes more efficient.
5. Be at Cause, not in effect.
The difference between being at cause versus being in effect as a leader is simple. When you worry, are being a victim, are angry, or resentful you are in effect. When you are willing to be responsible, joyful, at peace, or be free, you are living at cause.
By implementing these strategies and remembering that, “It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do with it,” you will begin to shift your attitude from surviving in a challenging climate to thriving in changing times.