Are You Up for It? #648

by Sue Hawkes

As a leader, you get to do it… 

Especially when: 

  • Others won’t make the call  
  • You don’t want to wake up early 
  • Providing value before expecting a return 
  • Showing care for others when they don’t show care for you 
  • The risk is high, and worth it yet the guarantee isn’t there 
  • It’s uncomfortable, inconvenient or difficult 
  • No one is following yet 
  • You need the investment in yourself before you’re ready 
  • You’d rather not, because it’s easier to avoid 
  • We need results, not excuses 
  • It seems crazy, but you know in your gut it’s “right” 
  • You might look bad, or make mistakes 
  • You might fail again 
  • Others are unkind to you; you are kind in return 
  • You’re tired, and lonely and want to quit 
  • We need to move faster and are out of breath 
  • Deadlines and promises need to be met 
  • Accountability is required and things are going wrong 
  • Focus on the end game despite what the critics say 

Pressure is the price of sitting at the leadership table. Are you up for it? 

Sue HawkesAre You Up for It? #648