Tyson’s famous boxing quote “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” is more apt now than ever. 

We’ve been royally blindsided of late. The pandemic created pandemonium, with many businesses left completely in shock, and without a plan.  

If this has taught us anything, it’s that business leaders will face a new challenge now and in the future: ambiguity. 

We have to be ready for the unexpected, because the world is more complicated than ever. And occasionally, you’re going to find yourself on the wrong end of a punch.  

But we, as leaders, need to learn to pick ourselves up and accept that we have to think on our feet. 

It’s going to take imagination. Improvisation. And daring too. But if we get it right, we will foster the kind of resourcefulness that makes businesses flourish, even in hard times.  

Right. I’m off to do some shadow boxing. 


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