Mission Focused Leadership - An Injection of Strategy

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Comments: 0 0 Post Date: July 30, 2018

We live in a rapidly changing world.

In a single generation, leaders of large and small organisations have had to adapt to deal with mass information, positive and negative social media channels, Big data, and entirely new marketing channels – things that were barely imaginable to our parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

The speed of decision and rate of transition from one activity to another required from today’s leaders is akin to that previously only experienced within military leadership circles.

Consider the effect that such an environment might create on the teams of people who are required to operate in such an uncertain world.

The military leadership term used to describe such uncertainty is VUCA; volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, our world is also now full of VUCA.

VUCA causes fear, and fear causes inaction. When people don’t know what’s coming next, they tend to dwell on the dangers and hazards of what might happen.

Having a Mission focused mindset will overcome fear and VUCA. A Mission Focused mindset will channel fear and adversity into courage and action.

Having a Mission focused approach means being prepared, looking forward, and having an action-oriented approach to uncertain situations and environments.

Having a Mission Focused mindset means taking the initiative, thinking in action terms, swiftly decisively and positively.

In times of stress and adversity, a Mission Focused team will not dwell upon problems and difficulties they will focus on what needs to be done to achieve the mission and deal with challenges head-on.

A Mission Focused mindset is a state of mind – Be the cause, not the effect.

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