Are you bumping up against tradition?
As leaders we are often breaking barriers. We're constantly knocking down walls. Sometimes, we're stepping on toes. We change things because that's what leaders do but it does matter how we change.
Are we graceful, or clumsy? Are we considerate, or brutal? Are we deliberate, or chaotic?
Change is necessary because it's where growth happens. Doing that change we can forget about or even demolish tradition. "If it mattered we'd keep it," right? It matters. How we handle tradition tells our team how we will eventually handle each and every one of them. What has been placed there before us has been trusted to us. We can improve it, always. Must we ever destroy it? Seldom.
Ignore tradition and you'll lose stability.
Lost stability and there's no telling where you'll end up.
We can drive change and still honor tradition. That means learning more about both.
-- doug smith