It’s hard to make sound decisions during controlled chaos. Here are eight strategies to keep you on track during life – and career – crisis management.
Our brain operates differently during crisis management and those times of controlled chaos. Those chemical changes in the brain can both help and deter making sound decisions during these traumatic times.
As history – and the greatest lessons learned in life – have told us is that decisions fueled by fear, anger or ‘no-choice’ reaction often cause more harm in the long-run. They do provide quick relief at that moment – preventing you from happiness ahead of that moment.
I’ll walk you through how I helped a group of leaders through their controlled chaos. I’ll share how they made some very sound decisions during their crisis management by using eight strategies.
It all started with a letter.
Background – The Building of Controlled Chaos
In May 2014, I was hurriedly preparing to leave for Israel. I was working with three client leaders who were about to make some tough decisions.
Although I always seem to become personally invested in our client partners, these individuals were just so very much in my heart over the years.
My concern was them approaching these critical decisions with the wrong ‘fuel’ which would end up costing them – more in their emotional capital than anything.
I quickly put an exercise together with the letter below in the hopes of helping them regroup to build sustainable success and get happy. As I could not be there in person, I had it hand delivered while they were in the same location.
The letter represents not only the fundamental principles I live by but also the core of how Intelivate operates.
With their enthusiastic permission, I share the letter I wrote to them is below. My hope is that if you are in the middle of controlled chaos and trying to develop your crisis management plan, that you will be able to pull something – anything from this experience.
Making sound decisions during these times is both critical and incredibly difficult.