Several months ago I wrote a piece about what to do before a crisis hits, 10 Things to Do Before a Crisis. Sometimes, despite the best-laid plans, a crisis still hits. Below I have laid out five steps to help guide you through a crisis that has already hit.
Setting big goals is important - it is how we accomplish big things. Setting Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs), as Jim Collins first called them in his bestselling book Good to Great, is one of the ways exceptional or “great” individuals and organizations differentiate themselves from the "good" ones.
Setting big goals is especially helpful because the process of achieving them will, in and of itself, make you and/or your organization better. BHAGs force you to focus, prioritize, work as a team, and aim higher than ever before.