Leaders Initiate Action

pointingThink about this JF Kennedy quote …

“There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

What does this mean in your world ?

Are you holding off hiring purchasing additional resources because you are waiting for your business to get better ?

Are you delaying the training of your team or yourself because you are waiting for a better time to do it ?

Are you delaying the change of (blank) to (blank) until (excuse) ? …. you fill in the blanks.

My leadership tip this week is for you to think about all of the ‘comfortable inactions’ that are holding you back. Then select just one and commit to ‘a program of action’

By initiating action you will be demonstrating leadership – leaders initiate action.

If the action is executed properly, you will generate excitement and enthusiasm throughout the organization. Morale will increase, turn over will be reduced, and productivity will improve … all kinds of great things happen when the leader demonstrates the courage to act.

Take action, but be mindful of the ‘costs and risks’ … and don’t forget to compare those with the ‘costs and risks’ of inaction.

Also, be careful not to let your decisions for ‘comfortable inaction’ be fueled by a myriad of excuses. A good way to guard against this, is to keep this JF Kennedy quote near by as a reminder;

“Just because we cannot see clearly the end of the road, that is no reason for not setting out on the essential journey.”

You can do it !

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