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You're Only As Good As Your Worst Day

You're Only As Good As Your Worst Day

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Don‘t always look at the brighter side!

We tend to measure performance by what happens when things are going well. Yet how people, organizations, companies, leaders, and other things do on their best day isn’t all that instructive. To find the truth, we need to look at what happens on the worst day.

“Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm.” —Publilius Syrus

From a product standpoint

Products and services are only as good as they are when they break, not when everything is functioning fine.

Even if you’ve had a positive view of a product or service for years, a problem that takes forever to fix or a hostile response when you ask for help will no doubt ...

From a customer standpoint

From a customer standpoint, companies are only as good as how they behave in a public relations crisis.

Reputations are fragile. One incident of bad behavior will linger in the minds of customers for a long time.

From a financial standpoint

From a financial standpoint, companies prove their worth when they show how they cope when something fundamental changes in the market or there’s a financial crisis.

Like companies, investors might be able to perform well in ideal conditions due to luck. But when the marke...

From a leadership standpoint

Leaders are only as good as how they lead during times of uncertainty and fear.

Ask anyone to name the finest leaders in the history of their country and they’re not likely to name those who were in power during calm, peaceful times.

They’ll name those who were at th...

From an individual standpoint

As individuals, we tell people the most about who we are when everything goes wrong. These times are also when we stand to learn the most about ourselves.

Your kids might not remember how you behaved on a relaxed, sunny Saturday. But they’re sure to remember how you behave...

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