November 15, 2006
There's a great deal to be said for being fearless. I'm not talking about being wreckless. There's little to be gained from jumping into the dark unknown, failing to anticipate the myriad risks and challenges that lay in wait. Such behavior is, in fact, irresponsible and potentially hazardous.
Rather, I'm talking about fearlessness, which is a different concept altogether. Fearlessness absolutely requires having a clear vision of the risks and challenges that lie ahead. And the determination to move forward nonetheless. In pursuit of something bigger, better, more outstanding than what already is.
Risk is a prerequisite for progress. Nothing remarkable comes from upholding the status quo. Yes, things may move steadily along. Business may sustain itself. Life may, in fact, be perfectly fine. Fine but not extraordinary. Not getting you way out ahead of the competition, setting the standard for greatness.
Jimmy Johnson, coach of the Dallas Cowboys, posed the challenge, "Do you want to be safe and good? Or do you want to take a chance and be great?" Take a chance. Feel the fear. Do it anyway. Be great.
In the press.
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How to turn around a troubled manager
(Bucks County Courier Times/PhillyBurbs.com)
Workplace Communication 201: It's What You Say AND How You Say It
Succession Planning: Improving the Odds of Success
Keeping Valued Employees: Why Terminate When You Can Turnaround?
So You Want to Be Your Own Boss? (Or: the Rewards and Challenges of Self-Employment)
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