Several years ago, I had a great leader, G. Lawrence “Larry” Spackman, that taught me a valuable lesson about complacency. He was very successful in everything he did and attributed his success to his strong drive and unrelenting desire to never back down when obtaining his goals.
When I was around Larry, he always stressed the importance of working hard and doing your very best. In addition to teaching correct principles, he lived what he taught. Because he was so driven, he despised complacency. He taught that complacency would keep you from reaching your dreams and goals. Larry taught me to avoid complacency at all cost. His example confirmed the validity of what he told me.
As a leader, don’t let yourself become satisfied with average performance. Never give less than your best effort because if you do, you will give way to complacency. Complacency is very destructive and has many negative side effects. There are three major side effects that come with a complacent attitude. [Read more…] about Why Complacency And Leadership Don’t Mix