“What is the one essential thing that leaders do, that no one else gets to do?”
Consider the fact that in 2004 there were 9,000 Blockbuster stores worldwide, and in 2011 Dish Network bought Blockbuster for a “bargain price” of $320 million. By then Blockbuster had shrunk to 300 stores and filed for bankruptcy in 2010. But beyond being an iconic curiosity, what does this mean for contemporary leaders?
If you’re trying to take care of your body and make healthier choices the first thing you might do is take a closer look at what you’re eating. But, have you thought about what you’re drinking? Or, maybe not drinking?
Water should be everyones beverage of choice. You see our bodies are around 60% water and every organ, tissue, muscle and cell needs water to operate properly. We need water to help regulate our body temperature, aid in digestion, and clear toxins.
When you think about leadership, the one thing that leaders do that makes them different from any other person, is they DECIDE. They also decide WHEN they are going to decide. They not only determine the direction their organization is going to move, they also manage the clock of when they make those decisions and choices.
With decision-making, we are faced with the question-- How do I make very difficult choices?
Do you want to make healthier food choices but are unsure about whether or not to choose organic? Or, do you feel like you should choose organic food but your wallet just can’t handle it?
When trying to eat more healthy and nutritions foods it can seem like eating 100 percent organic is the best option and a must. But this may not be possible for everyone. If you live in a colder climate you may have very limited access to organic foods during winter months. Plus, let’s face it, organic food can be more expensive and not affordable for everyone.
Do you have a hard time making healthy food choices while on business trips? Have you just resigned yourself to the idea that eating well while traveling is impossible so, why bother? Traveling AND eating well can feel like an impossible combination. Business meetings are often held at sub-par restaurants, workshops are stocked with sweet breakfast pastries, and a bag of fast food looks like the only option when you’re trying to catch your flight connection.