If we think about the metaphor of flying a plane, we can all agree that there are some major headwinds tossing and shaking the plane around at the altitude of business right now. And yet, as Peter Drucker said, “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is acting with yesterday’s logic.”
Often the best solution in severe turbulence is not to ground the plane or fly around in repetitive circles but instead shift the course to rise above it.
The word for ‘crisis’ in Japanese, 危機 (Kiki) is written with the words ‘danger’ and ‘opportunity,’ meaning that a crisis can be seen as a dangerous time but equally as a time for opportunity.
And this is certainly an unprecedented and historical time of opportunity for innovating, trying new things, thinking outside the box, and driving the growth of your organization.