Human Endurance and Leadership
Business is all about people: it is you, your employees, your suppliers, your customers. If you want to create something great then you need to plant these seeds of greatness, nurture the greatness in the early stages to ensure that everyone believes in the possibility of the impossible. Confidence in the future needs to ooze from your very being – it is contagious.
So here is the home truth. As a business owner you may be saying: ‘yeah that’s us, this is exactly what we aspire to/do’.
Sad truth is that seldom do I see this. Mostly what I witness is the pursuit in keeping up with the grind. Instead, as a business owner you need to lead: lead by example, lead by creating an environment of trust, openness and safety, lead by expecting and stipulating high performance, and most importantly lead by taking the bold action of ensuring you have no ‘bad apples’ on board.
Summary: For short periods the level of human endurance is phenomenal. Tap into this when required: do not let victim thinking cloud your actions, do it tough and stick it out. But modern life is not only about your grit and stamina. To gain long-term performance be a leader!
If you would like to become a better leader in your company then consider starting off with a full DISC or Selector assessment, from there we have a better understanding of what building blocks to work on.