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Culling the Best

Low-challenge leaders have an empathetic heart for people. They want to protect the people they are responsible for because they believe that everyone on the team expects them to. That protection is not the sole role of a leader and when it becomes the ultimate governor of decisions, it has a cost. Over time, a low-challenge leader

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Low-Challenge Loop Effect

I have noticed some common traits in low-challenge leaders. These leaders almost always feel over-challenged themselves. They are likely overworked and understaffed. That is the paradox they create for themselves. When they resent their own state of high challenge, they don’t want to be like the leader that placed them there. So they care for their team

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Ignorance that leads to tragedy…

It should be no surprise that teams led by low-challenge leaders never reach their potential. Everyone seems comfortable while everyone is blissfully unaware of what they are capable of. These low challenge leaders are often worried about asking too much because of the potential for burnout. They seem to think that a low-challenge environment, where no one

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Arrogance that Limits

Some leaders are uncomfortable about asking for large efforts or high-challenge. This reveals that the leader doesn’t think much about the capacity of those they lead. There is an arrogance in this type of leadership that limits the entire team. The leader is arrogant enough to think that they can know how far each person is willing

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What Not Asking for Help Reveals

Whether or not I ask for a teammate’s help reveals a lot about how I feel about myself and my team. If I feel like I shouldn’t ask for help, I believe that I am capable of making a better decision on my own. This reveals that I think much more of myself than I do of

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The Early Challenge

Don’t feel judged by this challenge. I believe there are things worth losing sleep over. I am willing to bet that there is a project, idea, or task that we have all been putting off because there is just not enough time in the day. I challenge you to wake up one hour early to accomplish something

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Early to bed, early to rise.

It takes discipline to complete everything that needs to be done in a day. It takes discipline to work well and rest well. We should rest so that we can be at our best when our best is needed. Being a grownup means making grownup decisions. Our parents gave us a bed time because they knew we

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Losing Sleep

I was at the gym the other day and I was impressed with how crowded the basketball courts were at 6am. These people cared enough about playing basketball that they got up and played when many of their friends were still asleep. It reminded me that our actions speak louder than words. When we say something is

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Humility sets the standard.

Great teams that set an industry standard get that way through hard work and learning. It takes humility to allow yourself to work harder than everyone else, even when you are ahead. Feeling entitled to letting up once you pass everyone is a normal reaction, but if it happens before the finish line, that rest could cost

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Everyone's Rival

Every team has a rival. It’s the big game of the year. We circle the date our teams will play each other on the calendar. Teams with a poor record can salvage their season a bit if they can manage to beat their rival. There are a few teams that get the privilege to become everyone’s rival.

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