Business is chaotic. Even in organizations that fully embrace decentralized decision making, the figurative “grenade” is thrown by good intentioned leaders.
How we respond to these perceived “grenades” being thrown is worthy of intentional focus.
What do you do when these figurative grenades are thrown?
Do you run for your life? Do you deflect and give it to somebody else because you don’t want to deal with it exploding in your face? Or are you a hero that jumps on the grenade and takes one for the team?
Neither of these actions is ideal. Yes, leadership starts at the top…but it’s the middle and below that brings it across the finish line.
In this episode, I detail the tactics to effectively deal with leadership disruptions and figurative “grenades” within your organization.
When a perceived grenade is thrown, true leaders sit there in a composed manner, watch it spin around, and with courage and calmness and composure to pick it up and put the pin in. Then they asked the question to the thrower and say, “I see this as important. What do you want me to do with this?”.
This stops the perceived chaos, extracts the intent, & helps everyone become a better leader.