Raisman didn’t get to the Olympics with a habit of ruminating on what went wrong...She had the wisdom to know that she couldn’t change what had already happened. However, she could change the outcome of her next performance.
However, without innovation, businesses are woefully unprepared to capitalize on new market developments, adopt advancing technologies, and prevent competition from taking their market share. To survive, companies must be able to change with the times.
The more time we spend doing something, the less time we invariably have to invest elsewhere. The problem with framing our world by such terms is that it exposes us to the perils of scarcity.
The first step in her process was to reflect on her values and her behavior in order to uncover a gap. The next step was to notice when she fell short of her values and ask herself the question, “What is going on with me that I am defaulting to talking negatively about someone else?”
By clearly communicating an inspiring mission, a leader can tap into a great source of energy and motivation for employees. A solid mission communicates why employees are doing something, not just how.