Growing up we’re often taught that winners never quit. They stay the course. They’re unwilling to abandon ship.
The older I get, the more I realize the damage this lie has brought into the lives of so many people. And organizations.
The truth is, leaders need to be willing to abandon ship, when appropriate.
Staying on a sinking ship is asinine. It frequently spells certain doom.
That’s why, once the ship has been cleared, the captain should abandon ship.
And that’s why, as a leader, you must be willing to abandon ship in certain situations.