Sol’s Wisdom for Leaders
The great basketball coach, John Wooden taught his players, “Be quick but don’t hurry.”
Almost sounds contradictory, doesn’t it?
Being quick results from understanding principles and practicing the fundamentals that execute those principles.
Hurrying tends to be the result of poor preparation or emotional reaction to a time or event, which on a basketball court takes place in seconds.
While responding (quick) tends to be the result of training, practice, and experience, reacting (hurry) tends more often or not to be an emotional reflex.
Leaders recognize that the same holds true with the way we use our words.
Being quick is to draw off one’s learning, knowledge, and experience prior to speaking, while hurrying is a response begun, and often concluded without thought or knowledge.
Sol says… “There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.” ~ Proverbs 29:20
As a leader, be quick to draw off your knowledge prior to answering questions or challenges.
When you do, you will have a great day and keep being awesome.
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.