Hello, and welcome to the Leadership Done Right Podcast, Episode 76: How to Recognize and Avoid Complacency In Leadership!
Hi friends! There’s a lot of people that start out their careers with all the motivation in the world to become great leaders. They want to change the world and start out working hard to be great. For the first few years or even longer, they hit the ground running. As years begin to pass, the motivation starts to slip and all the dreams of success and changing the world fade.
The drive to make every day count fades. The new desire is to do what it takes to get through each day, but then leave as soon as they can to enjoy life. Their strong dedication gets replaced with a very common disease. Now this is a very serious disease.
I have seen great people get infected with this disease to where it completely derailed their career drive. In the worst cases, this disease can lead to the loss of jobs. If you are still wondering what this terrible disease is, I like to call it complacency.
In this episode, I am going to talk about three things that happen when complacency sets in and five tips to overcome complacency.
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What Happens When Complacency Sets In?
Alright, let’s talk about what happens when complacency sets in. Several years ago, I had a great leader, Larry Spackman. He 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 working to complete his goals.
When I was around him, he always stressed the importance of working hard and doing your very best. In addition, 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 and his example confirmed the validity of what taught.
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