Friday, June 5, 2015

Conscious Leaders Care about Risk Takers


The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
~ Steve Jobs

One sure fire way to know if you are an entrepreneur (or cut-out to be one), is your willingness to take risks. The ability to form a great idea and then work it into a viable product or service that serves a large number of people (at least 1000 true fans).

Nassim Nicholas Taleb has gone so far as to say that, “If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don't take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing.”

Now, by risks we are not talking about bungee jumping. We are not talking about big game hunting. Or any other form of thrill seeking. What we are talking about is creating a desired future by risking “what is” for what can and should be. That is where the round pegs in square holes hang-out who change the world for the better. They take the plunge into massive creativity and massive love. Not off the side of a tall bridge.

Where are you taking conscious risks to make something new happen? Does your organization reward the people willing to risk the status quo for something better?