Monday, May 7, 2012

The Way of the Samurai

If you only paid attention to the media you would think the world was gripped in a downward spiral of gloom and doom. Where is our spirit of innovation and opportunity? I don’t believe the sense of enthusiasm or determination has been lost and neither does Ron Brent, co-founder of Heroic Leadership who asked a similar question in a blog recently.

To take advantage of all the opportunities presented to us perhaps we need to be more like a ‘samurai warrior’ as Brent suggests and learn how to outsmart and outmaneuver our opponents. Samurai warriors used all of their physical and mental skills to ensure that failure wasn’t an option, and they shared their knowledge with others on how to be successful.

In challenging situations is when we need to harness our skills of innovation, wisdom, insight and empathy. I often say that business has a role to play in making the world a better place, but the same can be said for people – by being enthusiastic and energetic we can make this possible.

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