Many people make the mistake of forgetting how they got to where they are, right at the time they start doing “well”. They start to believe they have everything figured out and then they slowly stop doing the things that propelled them to success. Things become “easy” for them in the short-term, and in the long-term they fall hard.
Seasoned leaders have made this mistake a couple of times. Instead of doing so again, they focus on maintaining a balance of acknowledging success as well as what needs to happen next to keep it going. They get nervous when things become “easy”, which leads to reinventing themselves time and time again.
Donny Barstow has been with MCCi since 2000 and currently serves as President of the company. He has a Management Information Systems B.S. from Florida State University, and an MBA from University of Florida. Donny has been involved in leadership all his life. Starting with being the team captain in sports, to being the President of his fraternity at FSU, all the way to being an influential and motivating leader at MCCi. He is very active and dedicated to his leadership philosiphies. He is the Founder of TYEO (Tallahassee Young Entrepreneurs Organization), a recent graduate from Leadership Tallahassee, and is counted on for his weekly inspirational leadership notes. This blog is dedicated to educating and collaborating with others on the definition of leadership and what it takes to be a great leader.
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