Your Ultimate Leadership Guide
“Shi Paku” is a Japanese phrase that loosely means “4 whites.” It describes a condition where the white sclera in our eyes involuntarily appears above and below our iris that’s contracted as a reaction to extreme stress.
When someone is experiencing this level of stress, the sight is unmistakable.
We’ve experienced or can imagine a similar stress reaction:
- Waking up from a nightmare about being naked in front of our peers or trying to whistle the song “Dixie” in 28-degree weather.
- Treating someone special to a first date and realizing when the bill arrives that our wallet is at home.
- Going toward a high-risk environment with unknown hazards, while others are going the opposite direction in an effort to escape.
- Being promoted to an unfamiliar position, to immediately lead an unsupportive team, through a difficult function, in view of the critical boss.
Crisis Leaders on the other hand seldom experience Shi Paku. They learn to react to the stresses of life’s planned and unplanned events with competence, comprehension, and confidence.
Crisis Leaders understand that to survive and thrive during these events; they must be a strong leader for themselves before they can be a strong leader around others.
How do we define Crisis Leadership?
"The ability to lead oneself and others during their response to any event of any size or complexity."
Therefore, if you go toward a crisis instead of away from it, this leadership guide is your secret weapon.
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