You make a bet even when you don’t make a bet!

The rules of business are changing dramatically. The profound shifts in attitudes and mindsets are redefining our notions of what constitutes business success. In Business, there are always milestones but no finish line. As a Leader you have to deliver results day in, day out, relentlessly and consistently. This is because delivering results is what gives an organization energy, builds confidence, and generates resources to go forward. What’s the Strategic Pragmatism to deliver?

As Ram charan calls it in his book ‘Rethinking Competitive Advantage’, whether you’re a CEO, the head of a department, or someone just starting out in your career and hoping to advance, you must be a leader of the business and a leader of people. A leader of the business knows what to do. A leader of people knows how to get it done. 

You make a bet even when you don’t make a bet! Have the courage and conviction to provide focus to succeed and that’s the only rules of business that’s constant.

Why do you need to BLUFF?

You have a burning desire to convey your message to your audience but not sure how to? The best way to do is, Just BLUFF.

What? Why?

Yes, but what is BLUFF? Bottom line upfront first.

You state the conclusion first. Then follow with your reasoning. If your audience did not get anything out of it, they at least got your message first and foremost. This is what newspapers follow. Headline in bold caps. Followed by a two line summary. Followed by more details. Followed by the history of this topic.

Go ahead and just BLUFF.

Benefits of an Attack Mentality

In this pandemic situation, staying positive when everything around you seems wrong is not easy. As humans, we are wired to focus on problems aka problem centric thought (PCT). Thoughts make-the man, but negative thoughts limit our potential and increase stress. How do we overcome?

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Skip past the problem and move right toward on the solution with a Relentless Solution Focus mindset (RSF). The way to do this is, Quickly identify a problem and focus right on what needs to be done to improve. The goal always is to have an attack mentally to improve, this RSF would make us mentally tough. The brain immediately recognizes this thought pattern and releases happy chemicals dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrinine as a reward.

Bring out your Attack mentality and always seek out a way to improve, even if its just one small thing.

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