Excerpted from "10 Principles for Sustainable Execution" in the Human Services Newsletter:
-Comfort should be discomforting.
-Mood management is as important as fiscal management.
-Unconscious confidence in old habits of business behavior creates performance quicksand.
-The riskiest place is to stay where you are.
Move out of the comfort zone, it is too risky to continue with the same old habits when there is so much that is changing rapidly all around us. And we know all this intuitively, as pointed out by the bestseller, "Who Moved My Cheese?".
Taking responsibility for one's own mood or the mood of one's team is important. "I am not in the mood" and "I am like this only" are more of cop-out strategies than assertion of individuality.