On a past post, I pointed out that strong legacies are built by people who embrace the mundane. Whether at work or home, those who consistently show up when they don’t feel like it accomplish more than those who don’t.
However, monotony is not goal. If you expect to keep things fresh, you better understand and appreciate the power of the Change Up.
In baseball, pitchers change speeds in order to keep hitters on their heels. Great organizations are no different. They embrace change to keep things vibrant and interesting. Truly, the Change Up can be a great tool for every leader who oversees a company or team.
When I think about my best home memories, rarely does my mind run to the mundane. Instead, I think about the times we detour from the routine. I’m guessing the same is true for you.
Memories are forged on vacations or special outings, not during episode 4 of American Idol season 88. Reruns are intimacy killers!
When is the last time you had a date-night or a great conversation with one of your kids? I hope you have not become too predictable to your spouse or in your approach as a parent. Same-old suppers, same-old TV shows, same-old bedtime stories.
I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want is a same-old family.
Do you want to take your leadership to the next level? Perhaps the best place to start is to change things up at home. If you desire something different from your current reality, all you have to do is something different.
At work or at home, your best friend might very well be your change up.
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.