Leadership mediocrity … who want’s that tagged to them? Don’t let your leadership be remembered for mediocrity. Step out. Attempt great things. Take the ‘risks’ that can lead to a significant difference in people’s lives.
I don’t know what you lead, but this is your hour. This is your chance to make a difference. You may be in government. You may run a business, small or large. You may be a corporate leader. Perhaps you work in the community, struggling for dollars to advance your cause. Regardless, do what you do with passion and skill. Put your all into it.
Significant causes, projects and programs need men and women who will reach for excellence in all that they do. They need individuals who are not afraid to test their limits and perhaps even fail in the attempt … men and women who believe that what they are doing is worth doing with everything they’ve got.
Really, let’s face it, if you’re just plain not excited about being where you are, then maybe it’s time to get out. On the other hand perhaps you just don’t know what to do. You don’t have the skills, experience of knowledge you need to move things forward. It may be time to work with a coach.
Maybe the organization is old and tired and in need of updating to be relevant. Again, work with a coach to think it through and develop new strategies forward. A lot can be done but never, never let leadership mediocrity be your legacy.
People follow those who know where they are going. They listen to those who have a cause. They hear passion and purpose. Find yours.
You will be remembered. The question is for what.