Bill Gates said, “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” It’s true, saysguru John Kotter: High achievers tend to feel content with the status quo.
Questions to determine whether complacency has set in:
- Are team conversations inwardly focused, and not about new markets?
- Are past failures discussed only to stall new initiatives?
- Do important meetings end with no decisions about action?
- Do workers regularly blame others?
If you answered mostly “yes,” it’s time to instill a sense of urgency.
Source: Great Leadership blog.