written by Jason Chenard
Two facts: eggs go rotten & leading people takes bravery.
Leading people means developing systems that safely allow everyone to honestly evaluate whether things need to be changed. It means not necessarily having all the answers, but being confident that when the right people ask the right questions, the answers are uncovered.
Leading people means we are not afraid to charge others with questioning why. When others avoid judging the deficiencies of the current system or the people who developed it, real change can occur. For this to happen successfully, egos need to be put aside.
Across human history, we were right when we were wrong. Good ideas turned out to be terrible ones with time. It does not mean our ancestors were wrong, it simply means their systems are not right for today. We once thought the Earth was flat, we thought seatbelts were just an annoyance and we did not think smoking could be unhealthy. However, when we cracked those eggs, we changed the world.
Be brave, ask why, crack eggs, eat omelets, adapt, and survive.
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