Leadership: Planning for The Unexpected

The last few days in the UK have highlighted just how important it is to plan for the unexpected.  A significant snowfall has brought many parts of the country to a standstill and is estimated to be costing business significant losses.

As a leader you will have to deal with the unexpected, but how robust is your planning.  When was the last time that you for example sat down and considered:

  • The most significant risks facing your business
  • How you would respond if one or more of these risks was to materialise

Unexpected events like the heavy snowfall over the last few days provide a timely reminder of the importance of being ready for the unexpected things that come up from time to time.  So what have you found works well when preparing for the unexpected?

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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