We fear the land in-between where we’ve been and where we’re going. We fear transition between old and new. The old may not be great, but the new, the unproven and unknown may be worse...or it may be better. But…we are much more fearful of worse.
The world fears a new experience more than it fears anything. Because a new experience displaces so many old experiences … The world doesn't fear a new idea. But it can't pigeon-hole a real new experience. - D.H. Lawrence
You have lived through and thrived through many changes. Take a moment and reflect on the changes. You started as a child, grew into a teen, and matured as an adult. You’ve physically and mentally experienced dramatic personal change. You have weathered many internal and external changes over the years. As you have grown older, your outlook has changed with your experience. Your body may not be as strong, but your wisdom continues to grow.
How has your organization changed over time?
A leader's role is to facilitate change. Successful leaders change a person’s vision to higher sights. They turn a lot of ‘me’s’ into us. A leader is responsible for piloting the airplane toward its destination. They build alignment, create clarity and focus the plane on the destination; growing mission impact.
“The challenge of leadership is to create change and facilitate growth… If you don’t change the direction you’re going, then you’re likely to end up where you are heading.” – John C Maxwell
What land are you in-between?
What change is needed to move forward?