by Melody Stacy
Having an inspiring and worthwhile vision is always wonderful.
Rallying our team around that vision and, together, gaining clarity on where we're heading is a great next step.
But what happens when we meet resistance?
Forces of Mediocrity
Forces of mediocrity are strong.
And here's the difficult ratio: The greater the vision of the culture that we attempt to build, the stronger such forces will be.
Remarkable visions and genuine insight are always met with resistance. - Seth Godin
Ready for the good news?
Once we accept that these forces show up because we are creating something remarkable, we can prepare our teams and ourselves for the inevitable.
A pull to average shows up in many forms and each tug will be tempting in its own right.
In the next few weeks, we'll examine common ways mediocrity creeps into our work and how we, as leaders on our path to greatness, can combat these forces.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Being courageous, committed to leading change isn't easy.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear. - Franklin Roosevelt
After all, if summoning courage was easy, wouldn't everyone be doing it?