Category : Articles
Sub Category : Motivation
It's hard to find any leader who is original. It doesn't make them any less of a leader, as they apply what they believe or have experienced as leadership. Attending various conferences, workshops, trainings, a studying various authors of leadership topics- I can say that if anything, they are consistent. For most of my generation, that's probably a good thing. We quote them and generally adore them.
However, boredom is also not original. I get bored. That's a me problem and a leadership problem. It's like playing a video game that you've flipped (as we used to say once we've defeated the ghost on every level of Pac Man)! Once you've done it, you know you can and for me, I start looking for a new challenge.
Unfortunately, in some work environments, there's little room to break the mold, challenge the status quo, and then... Then, productivity decreases and mistakes happen, as the employee becomes disengaged.
At this point, you're probably expecting me to say something original or prophetic. I'm not. What I will say is that, talent from my generation and the ones that follow will either take the training and leave or not show up at all. If you work in an environment, where those in official leadership do not value the expertise of those around them, they create an environment where the very heart of the organization will believe significant change cannot occur under any circumstances.
When there's no innovation, opportunities for growth, or value of what someone has to offer- they will most likely find other opportunities and explore them.
Many have said, quit your job, take the leap, and that's great for some people. Not for someone like me who has real life obligations. Someone like me has to be a bit more strategic. So, where am I going with this?
Shift happens, be the change, go from good to great, ask great questions, attack the ordeal by fire, be resilient, be a part of the school that learns, and when you feel that the force is strong with you- maybe start your own business, grow your business, and invest in a new business. Nothing original here, just a note to leaders and a reminder to myself.
LEARN | CREATE | BUILD.