How to Overcome the Unknown
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The CHAOTIC Leadership Model is a set of principles that enable us to perform despite the chaos around us. The acronym stands for:
Chaos and uncertainty make us want to shut down and become disengaged.
The idea of staying calm and focusing on what you can control keeps us engaged and aimed towards a possible solution.
Acting or responding to a situation is always better than mindless reaction, which itself leads to further chaos.
Taking action, even if it is a small asserting of control, keeps us moving forward.
Sometimes the only person we can trust is ourselves.
Practicing self-discipline and self-direction makes us fit to lead, and can be achieved by:
Taking inspired positive action, can make a chaotic situation disappear, and make us come out of the problem more powerful than we were before.
In chaotic conditions, we are lost in urgent matters and forget the big picture.
Without a big picture, or a 'Why' to motivate us, and guide us in the dark, we can forever be lost in the jungle of chaos.
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People like to know that they can rely on their leaders. And a leader who is actively involved in taking action is better seen than one who does not do much to help improve the situation.
A leader's response to what is happening is of the greatest importance.
Therefore, providing guidelines while keeping his or her sense of perspective can turn a leader in the most powerful person involved in that very crisis, even if he or she is not taking action directly.