How has your 2020 gone?
I know – it’s probably not the year you (or anyone) had planned. Who knew that we would face the situation we have, with a global pandemic and the on again off again tier levels and associated restrictions.
In the early days of March and April, the world was almost on hold, holding its breath to see what was going to happen. But very soon after that, businesses realised that life had to go on, and businesses had to keep operating, albeit in perhaps a very different way.
No-one would blame you for failing to make the impact you wanted to in 2020 or failing to move forward in the way you had planned to.
However, not everything can be blamed on a virus.
Many businesses have thrived in these challenging times. And some of that is luck – they were in industries that weren’t as challenged as some others. But not ALL businesses in a hard-hit industry have struggled and not ALL businesses in unchallenged industries have done well.
You can’t blame it all on a virus.
There will always be challenges in business. Some small. Some – like the 2008 crash or the pandemic of 2020 – BIG. But there will always be challenges.
Successful Leaders Do This
The leaders who are able to quickly grasp what is happening, who have the ability to quickly see what is needed and then take their people along with them as they rapidly change their business model, offering or processes to fit the new circumstances – they are the ones who thrive in any situation.
And it takes guts, and leadership to do that.
The relationship of trust that takes you and your team through a pandemic is the same as the relationship that helps you shine in the good times.
It is always the time to be a great leader. It is always the time to make an impact. And it is always the time to lead by design.
As we come to the end of another calendar year and get ready to make the best of this weirdest of Christmas times, it is also a time for reflection.
If you haven’t achieved what you wanted this year, if you haven’t made the impact you wanted or gained the ground that you had planned, then it is time to set out your stall for 2021 and make it happen.
Don’t let your results next year be a surprise, even if they were this year. Come and join our Facebook Community – Quiet Leaders With Impact – and make 2021 your best year yet, whatever is happening out there!
Merry Christmas and see you on the other side!