Few people accept and welcome the idea of change, yet change is inevitable. The question to consider is what will we do to bring about the kind of change that enables our leadership to thrive?
Zig Ziglar refers to the 3 C’s of life: “Choices, Chances, Changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.”
Leadership factors into every area of life. The choice we face is how will we use our leadership influence to help others reach their potential?
When the bottom line simply consists of financial numbers on a page, the traditional path is protective. We are only concerned with protecting ourselves. Leading others to reach their potential ceases to exist and whatever it takes to protect ourselves is all that matters.
However, there is an alternative. We can make a choice to take a chance. When this paradigm shift occurs the focus is a values-based leadership that invests in what is best for others, developing them to their potential.
The result positively affects the bottom line. This mental shift in thinking, however, is not a quick or easy journey, but the long-term results far outweigh the traditional approach.