Leaders know that there are always problems and opportunities that need to be focused on. And if there is ever a moment where everything feels perfect, that will change tomorrow. The only option for those devoted to the leadership is to accept (become comfortable with) the fact that there are always issues in the organization, and especially those that are growing rapidly. The acceptance is all about attitude and positively leading the organization through the constant change that has to happen in order to effectively handle both problems and opportunities. The opposite of being comfortable would be to overreact to the ups and downs, which is arguably natural, but deadly for those who are in leadership positions.
The best leaders are not only comfortably uncomfortable……they take it to the next level and are constantly seeking out the opportunities and problems that the organization has not yet realized it will face.
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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