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Leadership Lessons from a UPS Driver by Ron Wallace

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CHAPTER 9

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Moving Forward

Overcome Inertia

Many folks resist change; yet without change, progress is minimal or nonexistent. Truthfully, it is much easier to play it safe and stay comfortable, at least for a little while. Playing it safe all the time is what weak leaders do.

When the downward pull of complacency sets in, fear of change often robs us of the courage needed to lead effectively.

If you want to keep climbing the leadership mountain, you must overcome inertia. As you do this, you will develop a habitual bias for initiating action that keeps things moving until change is embraced. The fact is, sooner or later, you won’t have a choice. ...

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