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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.

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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.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail. Jumping out of an airplane. Moving out the state. Creating a movement that changes the world.

Serving your country. Pursuing your dream. Trying out for the Broadway play. Asking for your girlfriend’s hand in marriage?

What do you need to start these events?

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You are probably thinking it requires money, time, commitment, etc. Some great hurdle to overcome.

Yet it doesn’t require much to get started.

It only requires a brief few moments of courage.

Just enough to push you out of your comfort zone and into an adventure you haven’t known before.

Don’t believe me? Let us break down a few of these events and see what could get them started.