tips for business leaders

Tips for Business Leaders: Slow Down to Go Faster

Published Date: August 17, 2022 | Leadership

By José Morales, MBA, MS, PCC

Perhaps we need to slow down to go faster! Very often these days, it seems that our world is spinning ever faster. Things everywhere are changing, established orders are faltering, long-held values are being challenged and tensions are rising. There seems to be a non-stop wave of storms on our collective horizon. For many, the current set of storms started with the pandemic in early 2020. For others, it started much earlier. In any case, they haven’t slowed down, and often seem to be speeding up.  

I’m hearing from my coaching clients — CEOs, senior business leaders, and younger high potentials — that the constant waves of disruption and turmoil are leaving them uncertain and dizzy about the future… Both as individuals and business leaders. 

How Are Leaders Driving Success During Times of Uncertainty and Change? 

What are the best leaders doing to carve a path of success in these times of turmoil?   The bottom-line answer is they take time to slow down and carefully examine the terrain before moving out at speed. This is one of the biggest tips for business leaders I can provide. So how do you do it? Here are four actions that good leaders are taking right now: 

  • Gather your best advisors and trusted partners and discuss the parameters of success across several dimensions — personal, business, and industry. Are you and your business aiming at the right targets? 
  • Engage even more with employees, stakeholders, and partners. Listen. Listen more. Listen even more. What do they see? What might you be missing? What do they need to move forward? 
  • Take a careful look at the talent you have now and the talent you will need.  
  • Be honest with yourself about how you’re doing and where you want to be, both as an individual and as a business leader. An executive coach can really help with this.

As the rate of global change increases, the very best leaders are PAUSING to ask, “What opportunities are now more available? What can we change to create even greater success than before?”

Need More Tips for Business Leaders? Arden Coaching Can Help

Where is your organization on this journey? Where are you? To learn more about leadership training and strengthening your critical leadership characteristics, contact José for a consultation.

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