The most challenging thing about being a leader is that we cannot predict the future, determine outcomes before they happen, or be perfectly prepared for challenges. It may seem ridiculous to say, but so many of us do strive to do all of those things, which inevitably results in failure. To really succeed in business, leaders must operate with a balance of thoughtful, innovative, proactive action and a simultaneous que sera sera spirit.
Many business leaders rely on wisdom, insight, and direction from long-held business beliefs. These aren’t bad strategies. We read ancient texts to find direction for our lives. We consult those who came before us to learn from their experiences. We learn that certain strategies–like doubling down during a crisis–are non-negotiable. But there’s a wave of strategic business leaders carving a new path in place of these methods–and they are significantly more effective.
Resilient business leaders rely on technology, data, and predictive tools to…
This article was written by Shama Hyder and originally published on www.inc.com