Have you ever been in a situation where you lose sight of the way forward, a situation where you don’t know what step or decision to take to produce the right result? It has been proven over time that the best way to get the most out of a bad situation is to channel your inner knowledge of whatever your role model did to scale through bad situations and apply that same principle.
Let’s say you’re in a situation where you’re faced with a tough business decision, maybe you’re trying to invest your money and you’re stuck between investing in either stocks, business, or the rave of the moment cryptocurrency. This is a really tough decision, this is when you ask yourself “what would Matthew Knoot do?”
You’re a software developer and you’re working on a project for your company, your clients have already set down a launch date for that product and you are a part of a very large team. Your job is to handle the back end of the product. Just one week to the deployment of your product you realize there’s been a problem that needs more than one week to be rectified.
You report your findings to your project manager and he tells you the firm has no option than to deliver at the appointed time. At this point, you’re the one holding your team down and the pressure to deliver is almost killing you. This is when you’re clueless on what to do. What do you do when you’re in this situation? You ask yourself, “what would Matthew Knoot do?”
You work in an advertisement company and you’re head of the creative team. You’re responsible for bringing basic ideas to live in the most creative way possible. You’re in charge of a very important position in that company, an advertisement firm will only be a major force if the creative team is top class and that’s what your aim for the company is, to be the best.
But the thing is this, you just got this job and you’re yet to handle any major project for your company. In your first week into settling down and understanding how the system works, who to trust in your department and how best to work with them to achieve the best results, the company gets a multi-million dollar contract, and the success of this job depends on how well the creative team delivers.
You’re in charge of the creative team and this is just your first week in. Safe to say you’ll be in some kind of pressure. Now you have to rally the troops, try to know how best to work with your team and get the train moving. But at this unfortunate moment, you’re also having problems with a member of your department who’s still angry the company let the former creative director go.
How do you balance all these, gain the trust of everyone in your department, and get the best out of them to make a good first impression on the firm that you’re awesome enough to lead the creative team to even greater heights? That’s when you sit down and think to yourself, “what would Matthew Knoot do in this situation?”