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Tuesday, 18 June 2013 17:09

When the Going Gets Rough, Go to This P.L.A.C.E.

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You can never expect team members to invest in the team more than you do. A true statement that applies equally at work and at home. When a team leader invests in the team, the members will follow suit and reciprocate. While this applies in time of calm, its application and diligent execution is crucial in time of turmoil.  So, when you find yourself in a challenging situation, go to this P.L.A.C.E™.

challengesPlan. Create a plan, with the input of as many of your team members as possible.


Lead by Example. Your actions and reactions will be followed by everyone on your team.  Set your compass wisely.

Act. There is no substitute to action. If you do not act you'll react, and that is always a losing proposition.

Communicate. Let your team know what is going on. In times of stress, no news is bad news. Communicate frequently and generously.

Evaluate. Keep your finger on the pulse and make adjustments as necessary.

Chris Efessiou

About Chris Efessiou:  Chris Efessiou is an entrepreneur, business leader, educator, mentor, international speaker, radio show host, and best-selling author of CDO Chief Daddy Officer: The Business of Fatherhood  based on his own experience from raising his daughter as a single dad by applying his business knowledge to the business of parenting.  Listen to Chris’s weekly Radio Show Straight Up With Chris:  Real Talk on Business and Parenthood on Voice America Radio.  You may connect with Chris on Facebook, follow on Twitter and visit