We have all said, “I am really powerful in a crisis!” We surprise ourselves with our ability to produce great results under pressure. We recall rising to the immediate challenge with the very best of ourselves.
Creating with a greater sense of urgency is a powerful catalyst for a rapid change in the status quo, whether you are a business leader, sales executive, consultant or motivated change agent of any kind.
Author William Keiper describes how to use the amazing strength, creativity and boldness stimulated by a reaction to a fight-or-flight situation, and harness this power in achieving the objectives most important to you.
The Power of Urgency is the blueprint for motivating your employees, prospects, customers and constituents, to both decide and act with a sense of urgency.
From the introduction by Steve Chandler:
“This book first makes the point that the power of urgency is known to all of us. We can reference it. We have all had situations wherein we had no time to think and plan, where we simply had to respond with the highest energy we had. Later we basked in the afterglow of amazing results. This thought rose up: Hey I didn’t know I had it in me.
Then, maybe years later, it would happen again. Emergency-level crisis and massive, inspired personal action taken in response. Usually extremely bold and surprisingly clever. Remember those rare moments?
But, as Will points out here, these events are all driven by external circumstances. We are challenged. We have nowhere to hide. We respond.
But what if we could turn this ability on and off by making a proactive decision to engage it? What if we could bring the urgency with us into situations of our choosing? What if we could elevate our consciousness into that super-mind state we’re all so fleetingly aware of?
That’s the lightning in a bottle that’s been caught here for everyone to learn to use.”