How Do You Get There
How do you achieve the arduous? Jobs
focused his mental clarity. Jackson cultivated a cohesive team over and over.
Special operators do the impossible over
and over until it becomes routine.
Rehearse your plan and incorporate
pieces into normal daily events. When
not rehearsing, communicate and make
the organization aware of key elements.
Repetition of a smart plan brings success
and through repetition brings learning.
Rotate key team leaders with their alternates
and diversify and cross-train team members
in tasks even in the face of the inherent worry
of somebody else doing their very important
job. (Here we learn to deal with ambiguity.)
Review your plans and seek out advice
and criticism. If you are so fortunate to have
a forewarning of an event like threatening
weather or some other social event that
could impact your operations, get the plans
out and do a draft war game of it. Be like
those high achievers and sweat out the
small details but never break composure.
of wisdom that separate failure from
success and from success to high per-
formance. One aspect is “mental agility”
and adaptability termed “mindfulness” as
it is applied to executive leadership. We
both saw success and pushed people and
organizations using similar techniques
and achieved high performance time and
again. Rest assured, if you follow these
basic principles and other smart ones,
your organization will be wildly suc-
cessful when it faces its next challenge.
You are the knowledge expert and disas-
ter leader who is confident and well pre-
Neil Johnson, CEO of Johnson Consulting,
has been involved in the business continuity
and disaster recovery industry since 1996.
Johnson holds the MBCP designation, and
is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA
program at the University of Wisconsin. Johnson recently
retired from the Army Reserve after 30 years of service at
the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Johnson can be reached at
(414) 460-7411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol Cox, CEO of JC Associates &
Professional Images, founded a management consulting company building on many
years of leadership coaching using “One
Bite At A Time,” training development, talent
management, and image consulting in the Washington,
D. C. area. Cox holds degrees from Keller Graduate School
of Management and University of South Carolina. She is
currently enrolled in the doctorate program with Grand
Canyon University. She is responsible for the training of
operational forces for more than 3000 soldiers throughout
the country as a command sergeant major in the United
States Army Reserves. Cox can be reached at (301) 758-
3082 or email@example.com.
In executive leadership training today
success and high performance are analyzed, diagnosed, and reverse engineered
to find those kernels of truth and pearls
U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth