Motivation Monday with SEAC(R) John Wayne Troxell: Don’t Lead With Your Face.

Hey, folks! SEAC(R) John Wayne Troxell here and this is your Motivation Monday brought to you by Veterans Lending Group.

Today, I want to talk to you about a phrase that is used in the Military and in combat about leader actions called ‘Don’t Lead With Your Face’. What that means is you need to lead with your weapons and your resources and have a detailed decision-making plan prior to executing any mission. Leading with your face means you’re leading with emotions through uninformed or false assumptions, and you’re using information or data that has had no analysis done to it or using rumor, innuendo, and bottom line, you’re executing a decision without any kind of proven risk.

What we need is this rigorous discipline, decision-making process that with our weapons and our resources at the forefront, that is driven from factual information with detailed analysis and intelligence. We use our experience, intuition, and assumptions to make the decisions, and then we do a good risk analysis and mitigation.

So make sure when you’re conducting leader decisions out there that you’re using a rigorous, disciplined process because if you lead with your face in combat, you can literally get your face shot off. In a business sense, you can figuratively get the same thing.

Have a great week, everybody! Boom!

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