Everyone in every industry is taking a lot of hits these days. It’s going to be tough to stand tall and survive if you’re not prepared to take a punch. If you’re going to stand up to a pummeling, you might want to literally think about how you are standing.
Do you have an effective and protective warrior battle stance?
Does your position allow for both defensive and offensive action?
If you’ve seen the movie 300 and watched actor Gerard “King Leonidas” Butler hold off 100,000+ soldiers of the Persian army with a small group of (300 Spartans and additional warriors) men while the rest of the forces could retreat. Although the Battle of Thermopylae ended up being one of the world’s most famous “last stands”, the woefully outnumbered Spartans held off a superior number of well-armed Persians for two full days of fighting, blocking the only road the massive Persian army could use to pass through and continue their invasion.
The Spartan warriors were so successful in their defense because of the fighting style and battle stance of the hoplite soldiers. The hoplites fought in an organized battle line called a phalanx. The phalanx allowed the soldiers shields to overlap and add layers of protection for the whole group, while still permitting offensive attacks by the soldiers thrusting spears and swords between the shields to stab and skewer the enemy through an almost impenetrable wall.
You might be feeling outnumbered and overwhelmed yourself these days.
Think about your fellow business warriors. Are you banding together to create a mutually beneficial defense? Are you standing side-by-side and creating a phalanx that not only protects yourself, but also one another as you do battle with larger forces?