July 8, 2019
We are on the downhill side of 2019, the downhill side of this decade, What are you going to do? What are you going to do to set yourself up for success in these next six months? What are you going to do to set yourself up for success in 2020 and beyond?
It's not what you do then, it's what you do now to begin to set yourself up for success. I mean, it's just like our health, we can't begin to take care of our health when it's too late, right, when we get the bad health report?
We've got to begin to take care of it now.
And The same thing goes with leadership. When your back is against the wall, It's too late to try to take care of it. You've got to begin to grow, you've got to begin to take care of some things today. So that you're prepared for the future.
I remember John Wooden I learned from him, you know, John Wooden was the great basketball coach of 13 NCAA college basketball titles back in the 70s. he said, you don't wait for the moment to get ready, You Get ready so you're fully prepared when the moment arrives.
The same thing about leadership, you don't wait until your back is against the wall to get ready. You don't wait until it's too late to start growing. You don't wait until your turnover is so high that you start to learn how to be a leader, you don't wait until the company starts letting people go that you decide to be a great leader.
You just be a great leader; that way, when the company is going to do a reduction in force, they're going to keep their best, They're not gonna let the best go. Make yourself the best. And if they do end up letting you go, Guess what you're prepared for the next role or the next company and the next opportunity, you've got more to offer them as well.
Today, we're talking about five principles of high performance growth. And in any any type of growth, it starts with great principles, right? You've got to have some great foundation, some principles that guide your processes in your decision making in the hiring and the the people you bring onto the team.