Yesterday’s podcast was about avoiding complacency. In case you missed it, you can listen here.
I am guessing the last thing you want is for everyone in your leadership environment to merely go through the motions.
The question is … How do you keep them fired up?
If you are serious about defeating complacency, maybe its time for you to make urgency your friend.
Urgency and progress go hand in hand. Unfortunately, most leaders (and people for that matter) view urgency as a bad word. They see urgency as, “I’m in a hurry. My schedule is slammed. Busy, busy, busy. Rush, rush, rush. Always on the go.”
What if you flipped the script and viewed urgency as your friend? A weapon to help you move the needle away from complacency.
In his book, A Sense of Urgency, Harvard Business School professor John Kotter hints at this idea when he writes, “True urgency is driven by a deep determination to win, not anxiety about losing. With an attitude of true urgency, you try to accomplish something important each day, never leaving yourself with a heart-attack-producing task of running one thousand miles in the last week of the race.”
If complacency has been winning, it is time for you to add positive urgency to your arsenal and do something important, TODAY!
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Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.