Management loves to play it safe. Systems are in place to keep the machine running effectively and efficiently.
Leaders don’t have this luxury. They’re heading into the unknown. No, wait… You’re heading into the unknown.
Real leaders, not managers, are looking for the next breakthrough. Keeping an eye out for the next mountain to summit.
Think about major league sports. A lot of it’s played safe until it’s crunch time. Then the team leader has to make a choice.
Do they take easy score or do they go for the risky extra point?
Your leadership will require you to take risks.
Leaders head into the unknown
There’s always the risk that there are unknown unknowns.
— Nate Silver
As you move towards your goals and purpose, the road will get cloudy. Situations you didn’t foresee will arise. You won’t know what the next step will be.