“We’ve always done it that way” is just about the worst possible reason for doing almost anything.
If you’re going to lead effectively then you’re going to need to know exactly why you’re doing whatever it is you’re doing. What’s worked for a long time, even if it’s still working, may not be the best way of doing it anymore.
If you’re a “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” kind of leader or a “don’t reinvent the wheel” type then I have question for you: How are those stone wheels on that hot new car working out for you? The fact is some of the best inventions ever made were just improvements on stuff that was working good enough.
Leaders can get stuck in ruts just like anyone else, it’s just that the consequences tend to be greater when it happens to them. That?s why the most effective leaders…
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