How Future Leaders can win in a time of more opportunities

Often, it’s not that I don’t know what to do, it’s that I can’t seem to settle on what’s next. This seems to be a problem that has grown in recent years. Too many things I could be doing makes deciding what to do next a challenge. Some days I allow whatever is yelling the loudest to commandeer my attention. Other days I can ignore the loud in favor of the truly important. Is this an issue for you? The future of increasing opportunity can only be won when we decide what to pursue and what to set aside. Like, actually decide. Meaning, we don’t just hold this little initiative over here in the corner until time frees up so we can chase after it. We cut it loose. Does this activate your FOMO response? We have to decide what great ideas will get an organization’s attention and resources, and what great ideas won’t. That is leadership in action (as opposed to leadership inaction :).

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Future Leader | Leadership

Published on December 17, 2018

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