When Napoleon Hill researched success he discovered that hidden within every obstacle, challenge or crisis is an opportunity and that the successful find the opportunity. They exercise uncommon commitment to find the solution in the problem and rise to the top. They revere challenging times and times of crisis as prime periods for learning. They develop critical skills and call upon their unique traits which make them stand out as a leader and head toward success.
We have just experience a period of quantum challenges, rapid change and uncertainty presenting many opportunities for new ideas, new ways to conduct business and a new normal. If there is uncertainty in your organization find your opportunity. Gain clarity about what you uniquely contribute to the success of the organization and how you add value to your organization’s strategy to remain competitive as the dust settles. Now is not the time to blend in. Know how you contribute to the diversity of your organization and how that unique perspective will improve the product, service and employer brand. Just like you, employers wants to remain relevant and stay in front of the competition. They want to be able to offer products and service that are better and different from other options. For this they need a workforce of diverse professionals who will use their unique strengths to deliver innovative solutions.
Find Your Opportunity to Add Value
- Know the organizational priorities and you can find your unique opportunity to help increase brand loyalty, expand convenience for your clients or improve quality.
- Stay current with changes in your industry and others. With a clear understanding about how your organization works as a system, identify collaborative opportunities across departments. Present innovations that can improve and support objectives.
- Look at your experiences, skills and insight to identify opportunities to implement programs that will help improve employee engagement, helping your organization to become an employer of choice and attract the best talent.
Social, technical and economic forces have changed the way businesses operate and opened opportunities for new business models and for the way work is done. Make certain you are aware about what is happening in your organization and increase your chances of identifying an opportunity which appeals most to you and that also improves its competitive edge. Then make sure that those who should know are aware of what you have to offer.
During times of uncertainty and change your organization needs visionaries and risk takers in order to remain competitive in the future. Be the leader your organization needs, the catalyst for change that inspires innovation. It is during times like this that leaders distinguish themselves.