The main way I’ve found to overcome complacency, to instill urgency, is to install a ‘sunlight,’ so a dash of real-world light is let in to swirl about them.
Installing a sunlight, letting your teams know their efforts help make the sun shine, is but one approach toward helping instill motivation, a sense of urgency within. Make sure everyone knows, and is reminded frequently, the value of –their- efforts.
By now, if you’ve tapped into almost any media source, you’ve heard of how the Costa Concordia ran aground, sank, and created a world of mayhem for all involved.
We all make mistakes. To do so is to be human. And, while tragic, that mistake is not itself where the real failure of leadership was demonstrated.
Taking on a new role today may be a very rude awakening for you. Perhaps making a meaningful change on your own terms is a better idea than having it forced upon you at an inopportune time.
Crisis, Chaos & Panic have a corollary: Decisions made in avacuum can often create explosive pressure.
Americans have long seen themselves as free, progressive, dynamic, and proud. And unique. Why is America stagnating then? Maybe we need to get over ourselves.