Do you ever find yourself realizing after the fact that you didn’t give it every thing you could? Ever stop to reflect on the truth that you’ve only given a so so effort? What do you think is the goal? What level of leadership is required in order to succeed at the mission you are on?
I loved this description of what a young leader in the Army must learn. They must learn:
to make the right decisions in the absence of a complete picture (how often do you hae the whole picture?)
to be aggressive without overreaching (a delicate balance)
to be confident without the growth of egos (difficult to manage)
and most importantly, they must seek to win each and every battle, 10 out of 10 — 9 out of 10 will not do (separates the men from the boys) From The Leader of the Future 2 (p. 125)
I don’t know about you, but that is a challenging list! There is in those words a great opportunity, an opportunity to step into a different future. Are you ready?