When good isn’t good enough!

For men and women who are extremely good at what they do, nothing is more discouraging than discovering that the thing they do so well isn’t what’s needed to get the job done.

When a successful manager confronts a situation in which a philosophy that has always worked—and he has every reason to believe is fundamentally sound—fails, he may have to face the hard fact that the ground rules have changed and that he and his way of doing things may be a problem.

In the world of fast companies, this kind of thing happens all the time. The true test of leadership is the adaptability and flexibility a manager brings to this type of situation.

The challenge comes in having to leave your comfort zone—an area where you’ve been operating effectively, perhaps for years.