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7 Questions Self-Aware Leaders Ask in Crisis

Crises in our business can be a real wake-up call. *beep* *Beep* *BEEP*

Not obnoxious at all… no, definitely not!

The silver lining is that they’re also a great opportunity for self-aware leaders to reflect on our beliefs, values, and priorities.

Unexpected plot-twists give us a chance to make changes we might not have made otherwise, such as help us build stronger teams, and make us more resilient.

By adopting the belief that this crisis is happening FOR us instead of TO us … AND instead of wishing things were different – use what you have and get to work solving the problem.

Take extreme ownership … and don’t blame.

Have a reflection session with yourself to make your businesses stronger and more sustainable in the future.

Here are 7 hard hitting questions that self-aware leaders reflect on in crisis:

  1. How did I contribute to this crisis?

    Pluck the plank in your own eye out. It’s important to be honest with ourselves about our role in the crisis. This doesn’t mean we’re to blame, but it does mean we can learn from our mistakes and make changes going forward.
  2. How is this crisis closing doors to ways of being or operating that need to shift?

    Crises can force us to let go of old ways of doing things that are no longer working. This can be painful, but it’s also an opportunity to create a more sustainable and resilient business.
  3. What new beliefs, attitudes, and systems do I need to adopt?

    Crises can help us see the world in a new way. This can lead to new beliefs, attitudes, and systems that are more aligned with our values.
  4. What do I need to learn or unlearn to grow through this crisis?

    Crises can be a great time to learn new skills and unlearn old habits. This can help us become more resilient and adaptable leaders.
  5. What do I need to change or implement to create a stronger foundation going forward?

    Crises can be a catalyst for change in our business, a force for good! This could involve changes to our people, processes, daily disciplines or structural systems.
  6. What does the company, the P&L, the team, and the clients need from me as a leader during this time?

    It’s important to remember that we’re not in this alone. Our team, our clients, and our company need us to be strong leaders during this time. We need to be clear about our vision, communicate effectively, and make decisions that are in the best interests of everyone involved.
  7. What 3 changes do I personally need to make so that we can achieve our goals?

    Finally, it’s important to make some personal changes that will help us lead our team through the crisis. These changes could involve things like improving our communication skills, developing our emotional intelligence, or even getting more SLEEP.

I personally use these questions myself and with the entrepreneurs we serve … as a reflection road-map.

Take time to do the deep work of reflection and make a plan to apply the insights you gain to build a better business and a better future for yourself and your team.

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Staci Gray has over two decades of experience organizing real-world businesses to scale. She puts an emphasis on quickly collapsing the gap between ideas and profits by persistently executing for progress and results. Staci envisions a world where innovative leaders are no longer trapped by operational chaos and instead are empowered to efficiently and effectively solve real-world problems, impact real-people on a human level and generate profits quickly. Staci loves coming alongside mission-driven leaders who are using their ideas, influence and intellect to build successful businesses and empowering them to scale without losing their sanity, compromising their values, sacrificing their relationships, and drowning in operational chaos. Supporting leaders one business at a time!