It’s really about the gray

Tom Hood, CPA,CITP,CGMAWritten by Tom Hood, CPA,CITP,CGMA

85.3% of life is black and white. You know where the lines are. The constraints around your decision are known and you can see the implications in front of you.14.7% of the time it’s gray. Like the gray skies in the winter or a gray fog that rolls in, you can’t see far enough ahead of you.

The implications are not clear. It’s fuzzy.

These are the moments that distinguish leaders.

Success is how you handle the gray.

Leadership is about forging ahead through the gray, making the case, and bringing your followers with you.

Leadership is knowing when to pivot and choose an alternate path when moving through the gray.

Leadership is knowing how to inspire your followers and engage them while in the gray.

There seems to be more gray around lately.

It really is about the gray.

How have you handled your gray moments?

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