Commitment to making progress can’t be demanded by an organization’s leaders. It’s an attitude that comes from the ground up. The only real way to keep a team moving forward is to harness collective commitment and empower individuals to keep the momentum going themselves.
Leaders at all levels, from the self-leading individual to the CEO, need to recognize that energy is a resource to be managed. Unsustainable short-term gains can lead to burn out if you don’t manage your resources properly. To succeed in the long term, you have to know when to recharge.
In chaotic situations, the speed of change can be disorienting. A long-term perspective that looks to a future beyond the ups and downs of today can help you stay balanced when the maelstrom of current events is swirling around you.