Leadership Tips to Consider When Preparing for 2022
Folks, the gravy train we’ve experienced is about to end! In this video, I share four vital ways to prepare for 2022 and beyond.
I get an awful lot of questions about what 2022’s going to bring, and if I had that crystal ball, I’d probably not be doing executive coaching and strategy work. I’d probably be sitting on a beach somewhere, coasting off all the money I made gaming the market. With that said… trends, challenges, expectations… how do you prepare for 2022?
Couple of things. #1. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. You’ve heard me talk before about living in an era of exponential change. That hasn’t changed. So… there’s going to be unexpected hurdles, there’s going to be things that push you outside of your comfort zone. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. That’s point 1.
Point 2. You’ve got biases and assumptions. Figure out how to shine a light on them. Unpack them. Examine them in the light of day. Those biases and assumptions, when you need to make critical decisions, it’s very important that you know where they are, what they are, and how to move through them to make better decisions, because decisions are what 2022 is going to be all about.
Number 3. Be nimble. In 2019 and 2020, we heard a lot about “Black Swan” events. We heard about COVID, we heard about oil price fluctuation. Black Swan events are events that people, quote, “can’t foresee.” Well, here’s my tip for you for the future. Black Swan events are going to come faster and more furiously, so get prepared to be nimble, whatever that means for you.
And number 4. This past year, if you couldn’t make money, you were doing something wrong. That’s going to come to an end next year. So, it’s time to start looking at your strategy, it’s time to start thinking out, it’s time to stop grabbing the low-hanging fruit and get ready for a return to a more normalized business climate. Because, folks, the gravy train will end.