Ten years ago, I aptly named my company Compass Enterprise because my passion is to support and inspire others to reach their goals. Typically, that includes charting a plan and staying on course. And, staying on course is something that a compass has helped me do on many adventures, including hiking in the thick of a wilderness, flying my plane cross-country and riding my Harley out of areas that aren’t even on a map.
I can’t think of a more important time than now for businesses to utilize the best tools for helping them navigate through unprecedented challenges.
Navigate. That’s the key word for moving on, over or through the landscape. And, right now, the landscape is rough, and the horizon is blurry. Leaders must plot and control the course their team takes to succeed. When you’re taking a path never before taken, like so many are right now, it can be scary.
Consider the tools you need to help you navigate your course. To my point earlier, a compass is a critical instrument for any leader. And, it can take many forms. It may not be a magnetic or gyro compass. It may come in the form of a trusted advisor, committee of peers, books and articles, a board of directors or a coach.
Whatever tool you use to help you through these turbulent times, choose one that works for you and your unique set of circumstances. Utilize the compass that will help point you and your team in the right direction.
As an Executive Coach, I stand ready to help you navigate your team and your company through the murky clouds of uncertainty in our world today. You will see things clearer and be able to chart a course for others to follow. You will be able to make decisions with more confidence and lead with strength.
I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I can help you navigate your own course to find the solutions you need for success.
The leader that seeks navigational support now will be the one out in front later.
Belinda Gates, PCC
Belinda's leadership development and executive coaching services support engineers, utilities, contractors and manufacturing companies as well as other corporate clients and non-profit organizations.