A little change can make a big difference.

One degree causes water to boil if it is degree number 212. One yard scores a touchdown if it is the last one. One point changes a ‘B’ to an ‘A.’

A little change of attitude is no different. One letter can transform an organization. Take rigor and vigor, for example.

I know many leaders who are rigorous, which is defined as, “Adhering strictly or inflexibly to a way of doing something; severe; harsh.”

Vigorous, on the other hand, means, “Strong, healthy & full of energy.”

Rigorous leaders and their organizations are stale, stern, and relationally lifeless.

Vigorous leaders and their environments are focused, fun, and have high morale.

So what kind of leader are you? Rigorous or vigorous?

There isn’t much difference between the two. Only one little letter and a leader who understands the importance of having the right attitude.

Leadership Begins at Home,


What is one little change you need to make this week?


Author: Randy

Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.