Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Barry Demp of Demp Coaching
In the military, rather than waiting passively for the enemy to attack, you attack first – this is called a pre-emptive strike.
The pre-emptive strike isn’t just useful in the military, though: it’s also a powerful technique that I use with my coaching clients in the business world.
You may have certain high-maintenance employees and co-workers who tend to interrupt a lot and ruin your momentum. Maybe you get a phone call, or they pop into your office – however the interruption comes, it breaks your flow. This is when a pre-emptive strike is warranted.