Snowmageddon & Leadership

Mother Nature just dumped a foot of snow in some parts, and the roads are a treacherous mess. But hey, it's January, what else can you expect? This snow got us thinking about leadership, and how eerily similar it can be to navigating a snow-covered road. ❄️


1/1/20241 min read

Here's the analogy:

  • The snow: Unforeseen challenges, obstacles, and disruptions that test your resolve and adaptability.

  • The car: Your team, with its unique strengths, weaknesses, and personalities.

  • The road: The goals you're trying to reach, the vision you're pursuing.

So, how do you lead through a snowstorm?

  • Stay calm and assess the situation. Don't panic! Take a deep breath, gather information, and figure out the best course of action.

  • Communicate clearly and often. Keep your team informed about the situation, the plan, and any changes you need to make.

  • Trust your team. Delegate tasks, empower them to make decisions, and rely on their skills and experience.

  • Be flexible and adapt. Things will change, so be prepared to adjust your approach as needed.

  • Celebrate the wins, big and small. Even making progress in tough conditions is worth acknowledging.

Remember, leadership isn't about avoiding the snowstorms. It's about navigating them with courage, resilience, and a clear vision for where you're headed.

Now, go out there and conquer that snowy road (or your next leadership challenge)!

woman in brown coat standing on snow covered ground during daytime
woman in brown coat standing on snow covered ground during daytime