“Taking the safe road, doing your job, and not making any waves may not get you fired (right away, at least), but it sure won’t do much for your career or your company over the long haul. We’re not dumb. We know that administrators are easy to find and cheap to keep. Leaders, risk takers are in very short supply. And ones with vision are pure gold.”
Raymond Smith, Bell Atlantic Corporation
Leaders, you have been given a charge to lead– so lead.
I love the quote from Horst Schulze, “as leaders, we forfeited our rights to make excuses.”
So, leaders, if you are playing it too safe because of fear, or for whatever other reason, step up. You will never regret being honest with yourself in leading as you know it should be done. Really, what alternative do you have? You can coast and get along, but not only will your company end up paying a price, but so will you. It will eat you up inside because you are not leading as you know you should.
Be courageous and do what is right.