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My Kingdom for A Horse

My Kingdom for A Horse

My experience is that people are usually comfortable with the present. They “feather their nests” and build resources and security.

They are also comfortable with a vision of a better future. They can relate to the improvements and would gladly be there.

What they are uncomfortable with is the journey. The thought of “uprooting” their comfortable present to be uncomfortable while seeking even a highly desirable future is disturbing to the point of refusing to go. The want to be there but not go there.

What’s needed are leaders who inspire confidence and say, trustingly, “Follow me. I know a way, I have a l light. You’ll be fine, even if it’s temporarily uncomfortable.”

These people exist. Just look at the great organizations, public and private. In the mediocre organizations we have too many leaders who say, “I’m not going first, I’m not getting on that horse, I’ll be too much of a target.”

In the American Civil War, the greatest number of officer deaths was at Brigadier General level because they were the ones who mounted the horse and said, “Follow me, I’ll lead you.” Today, no one is shooting at people “on the horse,” but they’re still afraid to take the reins.

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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