Since the beginning of time, the bigger the conflict – the bigger the moment.
Ironically the best leaders understand this isn’t the time for big moves or bravado. These moments of truth are best handled by being with – calm, cool, collected. Too many leaders over-react during the crucible and take big swings. Too many leaders over-react and go all turtle too. Neither is helpful.
As Jim Gant shared with a handful of our clients a year ago this month, it’s all about relationships in the center of any conflict. “Relationships are my weapon. Time is the bullet,” he said.
Go be with, leader. Relationships are your weapon. Time is the bullet. Go. Be. With. Take your time. Slow down and sit with this one for awhile. Good…