MVP: Understanding extreme turbulence is the first step to doing something about it.
This matters for several reasons:
One other thing: I have seen leaders react to extreme turbulence by introducing a big change. It may be true that, at some point, a big change is necessary, but during extreme turbulence is not the time! As I said yesterday, change in the midst of extreme turbulence should not be focused on fixing things, but merely on making things “suck less.”
Tomorrow, we look at the steps leaders can take immediately in the midst of chaos to improve the situation.
Today’s intention: If you were to ask your colleagues what level of turbulence your organization is at, what would they say? Would there be widespread agreement on the level? Would some units differ from others?
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