I wouldn’t describe my career as a professional aviator and Marine Corps Officer as a “comfortable” one.
In fact, it was quite the opposite; the experience was at times arduous, challenging, & both physically & mentally challenging.
Yet, I look back at my experience with tremendous fondness and pride. I believe the reason why is because there must be some sort of struggle to conquer or overcome.
Struggle produces significance.
Let’s face it, business is a fight for survival…so why do we then insist on spending a tremendous amount of resources on to completely de-stress our organizations?
Why do we feel like we need to make our employees feel like we are “one big family”?
This episode is about busting through these fallacies and showing you that effective leaders occasionally make things “uncomfortable” so as to increase their professional capacity.
Don’t misunderstand, this is not about treating our teams and employees like combat Marines.
But I am suggesting that we shouldn’t be afraid to make things a little uncomfortable now & then…as long as we have their best interests at heart.
This isn’t about intimidation and undue stress. There must be a defined purpose towards the stress.
Our obligation is to push our people and organizations into the “Growth Zone”; which means they will be stepping out of the “Comfort Zone”.