Sing along with me (and the Beatles): “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away.” That may be true but those poetic words don’t work as strategy. Focussing today on returning to yesterday will not yield a better tomorrow.
What old stories, processes, initiatives, (even people), have you wanted to give up for a while but hold on to even as economic foundations shift under you? What makes you think you’ll be better able to make meaningful change some other time? Leadership is refined and defined in the fires of tough times; do your people, your clients, your industry see a leader with the courage to create a new future?”