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Hold Your Fire & Aim Strategically

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to enhance your strategic thinking skills. Reading time: 2:43

        There are six animals: a bear, a bull, a horse, a lion, a tiger and a wolf. If you put them in a single cage, which would dominate as the strongest animal?

        You picked the horse right? Of course you did if you thought more strategically than simply logically.

        It’s a matter of timing. Not speed. Not strength. And strategic timing is key leadership skill.

       Let’s see what we can learn about strategic timing in solving your own problems from the way the horse emerged victorious over his stronger foes. The horse first adopted a wait-and-see attitude when the animals charged into each other.

       The horse held back and let other five animals claw and jaw each other to death. Then when the bear emerged the lone victor from that initial battled, the bear charged after the horse.

     The horse stood firm and poised. The horse leverage his height advantage over the bear and at the precise moment the bear bared his teeth and leaped with an intended death grip, the horse timed a well-placed kick in the bear’s eyes. Continue reading