Show up before things blow up.

Posted on July 18, 2015


Also known as “anticipation,” showing up before things blow up is a philosophy of proactive and disciplined leadership which saves time, money, and most of all, heartache.

The posture of anticipation is also not predicated on needing the skill of prediction, the ability to tell the future. The posture of anticipation is the skill of prediction. It assumes that all organizations tend towards entropy. It assumes miscommunication is the default. It assumes human frailty and error. It assumes the law of diminishing returns.

Effective deployment of anticipation is also predicated upon deep trust, deep missional conviction, and deep empathy.

If you can show up before things blow up, you’ll save your organization, and your soul as well.

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