Reacting vs. Leading

Updated: Apr 30

written by Jason Chenard



The difference between elites in any category is less than one per cent. The best of the best out compare their colleagues across many measures of success but in the end, what separates the greatest of the good pile is in the fine details.


Good leaders react well consistently to industry challenge. They are part of teams that fix stuff. Those leaders and their teams consistently find the way out of trouble and survive. They operate defensively, forever chasing success that has already been spoken for by their competitor.


To break away from the good organizations, the great ones lead. How? Their details. They operate with limitless humility to offer absolute autonomy while instilling relentless systems and structure that define a culture for success. A variety of people working systemically as if they were bred to continue improving daily. The simply choose to be consistent. This decisive discipline allows them to stay true to their core values while forever improving at their fringes. While comparing themselves to no one, their esoteric grit allows them to constantly grind away at new self-improvement practices. They think about the future, they plan, they predict. They rationally change the game of their industry, forcing others to react to their precedent. They exhibit an elemental belief in themselves, their teams and in what got them to where they are. They are first to new success by operating offensively, comparing themselves as the gold standard benchmark.


Good leaders react.

Great leaders lead.


They do this because they are layered.



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