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What To Do When Crazy Happens

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Shit is officially crazy.

Maybe that’s an understatement or something that could be said at any point in history, but there’s something about the way Twitter is lurching and jerking in Silicon Valley right now that makes this whole corporate ride more turbulent by the day.

Every morning, something is crashing and burning in the headlines, and it feels like we’re all just watching and, in my opinion, too many of us are waiting

We’re so often spectators because it all feels so out of our control. 

But it isn’t.

You are in control of you, and with that responsibility, you’re able to:

1. Stay Informed

Use your brain to pick up on trends, take notes and talk to the experts. We don’t want to see panic or apathy in a leader’s eyes, so having a concrete take on what’s happening is supportive and necessary.

2. Simulate Options

What if you suddenly got laid off? What if you got asked to work twice as hard? What if your position was wiped off the board and you had to pivot within the company? Write out all the ways this could go and, don’t just sit there, but play them out. You always have more options than you think.

3. Get a Game Plan

Buffer thyself! Look at your resume, your bank account, your goals – everything in your corner – and position yourself in the most advantageous spot so you’re not blindsided. Your job is to assess risk and impact even when shit isn’t crazy, so now would be the perfect time to batten down the hatches ahead of time.

Are there things outside of your control?

Always.

But you’re never one of them.

I’d love to hear from you! How is the current environment impacting you? What’s in YOUR control?

Pooja Dang is a Women’s Executive Leadership Coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving clients globally at companies such as Google, GoPro, Dropbox, and more. With over 15 years of experience in coaching, advising, and propelling women towards rapid career advancement and promotion, she specializes in high-impact workshops and dynamic 1:1 coaching, delivering breakthrough outcomes and accelerated change. Pooja has a proven track record of coaching women into the C-suite and is a trusted expert in growing executive presence, expanding influence, high-stakes negotiations, and leadership development. Using proven scientific strategies, transformative behavior tools, and a no-BS approach, Pooja is on a mission to empower more women to live confidently at the top of their game. Book your free consultation today. #ExecutiveCoach #LeadershipDevelopment #WomenInLeadership #BehaviorChange #CsuiteCoaching

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