Shot 53: HOW ABOUT BOLDNESS?

By: Tom Newhouse in Leadership, 8 months ago

A Shot is a poignant leadership tip from “a rifle.”  Yes, leadership coach, Tom Newhouse, uses a rifle from his farming heritage to “tell it like it is.” —­­

BEING BOLD IS BEING DUMB!  That’s what I used to think.  You see, I have seen a hunter charge into a situation only to scare away the game.  I went with him when he tracked that animal for hours—in the snow!  But then upon reaching some brush, in he charged, and to no avail.  So, I concluded bold is dumb.  But is it? 

Yes.  And, no.  Being bold can be better.  To take a calculated risk, makes good sense. Take it boldly, especially it fits your passion.  Why?  Because passion produces creativity, countermeasures, resilience, and persistence.  When you have passion and reasonable support, for sure, be bold.  Don’t hesitate.  Beat the brush and prepare to fire. 

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