— 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.” —
“WHEN I WAS A BOY I had to walk to school in the snow. And it was uphill…both ways.” That’s what some old farmers used to tell Tommy. Ha. Well, I have been on hunts that felt just that way: uphill all day long in the snow. Now, I’m not complaining, but I will say that I have learned life is not easy, and I will say that success is hard.
Leaders, leaders, hear me out: Success is rarely easy; it’s usually hard. Accept that and step up to the challenge. Don’t give in: Think of new options, better angles, practices to adopt, people to team with; work harder, longer, smarter; reflect on your mistakes; reflect on other’s mistakes; remake yourself if need be. Whatever. Just don’t give in. Give all. Success lies at the top of hills.