Leadership Minute: Risk and Recognition

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Today, I will remember that if there is no risk there is no recognition. – Jimmy Collins

Risk is part of a leader’s life. Does it always pay off? No. But one thing is certain – without risk there is no recognition. Risk-takers are peculiar. They had rather take big risks and fail than to play it safe and succeed. Risk-takers are those who see the same opportunity-in-waiting as the next person but with one major difference. The risk-taker will act. The risk-taker will dare to believe that what the other person deemed as impossible is actually possible. Pride in one’s work and the desire for achievement comes with measured risk, there is no recognition for the one who remains safe in the harbor. Are you ready to step out and take a risk? Are you ready to cast your sails and set out on an improbable journey of success? It’s not about throwing caution to the wind, but sometimes you have to put your sails into the wind if you want to succeed.

 

 

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About dougdickerson

I am an internationally recognized leadership speaker, columnist, and author. My books include: "Leaders Without Borders: 9 Essentials for Everyday Leaders", "Great Leaders Wanted", "Leadership by the Numbers", and "It Only Takes a Minute: Daily Inspiration for Leaders on the Move". I live outside beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
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