Last week I started a series on change by introducing “6 ways to Deal with Different.” The first step … Choose Courage over Comfort.

HeartIf you are faced with a change in your leadership environment, or for that matter any other area of your life, the second thing you will want to do is have the right heart.

It is amazing how hearts can get sideways when something changes. Attitudes spew out of some, while others stuff their frustration. Either way, when a leader’s heart is selfish, subversive, or sneaky, change becomes a nightmare.

Jack Welch once said, “When the rate of external change exceeds the rate of internal change, disaster is imminent.” The point? You better make sure your heart is constantly growing and preparing to adapt and adjust. Especially in today’s crazy culture of constant change.

I still say choose courage over comfort … dare, dream, and do. But please don’t forget to work on your heart. It will help you deal with different.

Leadership Begins at Home,


What are some ways a leader can keep his heart right in the midst of change?

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