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  • Writer's pictureTony Richards

How Leaders Operate In Tough Situations

Peak performing leaders are people who respond to tough situations and challenges. So, it’s no surprise they find themselves in these situations quite often. Leaders use the future to motivate people and always believe things can be better than they are, no matter how uncertain things seem. Therefore, peak performing leaders can usually be found in the middle of tackling tough issues.

Things Peak Performing Leaders Do During Tough Situations:

  1. They are responsible for their response: No matter how difficult or frustrating a situation is, you can control how you act. You have the ability to reflect, evaluate and make a sound decision. You have the choice to respond or react. Peak performing leaders always reflect, evaluate and respond, not react.

  2. They do their best and let life take care of the rest: When things are difficult, it’s more important than ever to pursue excellence. Focus on the things you can control, and let go of the things you can’t control. Especially when you get home, let it go.

  3. They detach from the clutter: Find some peace. Get away from the noise. Allow yourself to rest and regenerate.

  4. They take care of themselves: Challenges can energize us, but when the adrenaline rush wears off, it can wear us completely out. This up and down chemical balance is not good for our bodies long term. You’ve got to work out and eat right.

  5. They see what it is all for: Where’s the opportunity in handling this tough time? What am I learning? How am I growing? Where is the potential pay off? What changes are necessary in our business or personnel?

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