There are many risks in life and according to some, a women scorned is near the top, but then my wife would say, if I put myself in that position, I probably deserved it and whilst I might reflect thoughtfully, deep down I know she is right.
I once had a boss who everyone outside our organisation, thought was difficult to deal with, but they just didn’t know him. If you were on his team, he was unfailingly loyal. He was frank and honest and that was sometimes difficult to deal with, but he was never unreasonable. You were never going to get stabbed in the back and you would only be likely to get a punch in the face (figuratively speaking) if you were too stupid or too slow to get out of the way.
In business as in life there is a common thread.
If you are aware of the risks you can plan to avoid them, develop strategies to mitigate the worst consequences, or create policies and procedures that will deal with them as they arise and flatten out the costs involved, so that your business is not unduly interrupted.
When asked about the most difficult thing about being prime minister, Harold McMillan said, “Events dear boy, events!” Those things you never expect, but that happen anyway. For him it was the Suez crisis. You only have to look around the world in the last 5 years to see events that changed the world as we knew it.
So don’t wait for a stab in the back, face up to to the challenges, plan for them and when they do happen, as they most assuredly will, your business can continue confidently.
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(And yes, my wife is always right 😊)