Most organizations are looking for marathon runners. These people are great long-term contributors who remain loyal to the organization for years.
The problem with marathons is that they can become boring. They are monotonous.
Most true achievers struggle with monotony.
To be effective, true achievers embrace the practice of both marathoners and sprinters. Yes, they are committed for the long-term, but they remain interested by running multiple sprints along the way.
They take on new projects, tackle new challenges, and strive to move a key metric every quarter.
Challenge your people. Change things up. Give them finish lines to cross throughout their careers.
Patrick Leddin, PhD is a speaker, global leadership consultant, and The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Five-Week Leadership Challenge. Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University with a thriving leadership blog and podcast, and 25-years of leadership experience. He offers an unparalleled mix of academic rigor and real-world experience.