Do you feel the Big Mo – Momentum – in your business and life right now? If you don’t, the leaders we’ve been speaking with would say you should be.
The response to our latest webinar has been invigorating. We received emails from all over – five continents to be exact – with everyone sharing how they are immediately shaking off fear and moving forward with momentum.
It is crazy how many office elephants are roaming today: Many companies are actually creating fear – and anger, anxiety, and apathy – just by how they are managing today’s bad news.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Dan, a top leader within Kellogg shares, “The idea of being ‘on a roll’ is a simple concept, but today it sunk in deeper. Last night I left work feeling really good about how things were going with our team. When I woke up this morning, that feeling was still there.
“While getting ready to go to work I was pondering, ‘Why do I feel so good about things?’ Then a single word hit me: momentum. Instead of standing still (or moving backward), our team is moving toward clearly defined objectives.
“I do a little cycling and I know that if you stand still with your feet locked in the pedals you fall down. With just a little bit of effort you can get a bike on a roll. Once you get a bike rolling you gain momentum. And the great thing about momentum is that when you approach a hill (a difficulty in bicycling) your momentum can take you right over small hills and half-way up the big ones.”
Momentum is a priceless resource – and it can be generated on demand. Today, when someone hits the brakes by focusing on problems – what’s not working, or who is to blame (all of which kills momentum) – you can respond with leadership: Ask a question that leads focus, energy, people – and results – forward.
Where will you lead – where will you stomp elephants – today?