One of the key differences between great leaders and good leaders is that great leaders know well ahead of time when changes need to be made quickly.
Like anyone else, great leaders also go through periods of struggle or a rut, but they do not allow themselves to remain in a leadership rut for long periods of time.
The danger leaders face for not dealing with a rut quickly is that it will:
- Affect their self-confidence, which in turn, will affect their ability to make right decisions.
- Reduce their motivation and effectiveness.
- Lower the moral and performance of their teams.
- Put additional stress or pressure on their relationships.
- Affect their overall well-being.
The key is for leaders to be aware when they are not performing at the level they should be in their leadership roles and turn it around quickly.