Insights for Leaders

The Comfort Zone

Posted on: January 27th, 2014 | 0 Comments

“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” — John Maxwell

Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw, wrote: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world.  The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”  In not adapting himself to the ways of the world, Shaw’s “unreasonable man” is one who will tend to live outside of the comfort zone.

Steve Jobs, Apple Founder and CEO, was such a man explaining: “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.”

The Bottom Line: Leaders remain in a growth posture by keeping themselves and their people outside the comfort zone