Reacting too Quickly: Blunder #8

The leader who reacts as opposed to responds will multiply their workload.  They force unintended effects which require clean-up later.

Reaction is spontaneous, immediate, and happens without thinking.  In the thick of battle, there may be no choice but to react and pick up the pieces later.  You do what you can in the moment and hope for the best.

Responding is on-target, purposeful, and requires thought.  It gives you the opportunity to mentally separate from the scene and develop options for action.

How often are you really in battle?  The high-intensity work-world jacks up your adrenaline to handle the stress.  The flood of adrenaline sometimes makes your brain seem as if you are in battle when you are not.

Ask yourself:  Must I react to this situation now, or can I delay it a bit to respond more thoughtfully?

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