This is my far one of my favorite quotes. It reminds me that I need to always be on the lookout for areas where I’m hedging my bets. This is especially true in any capacity in which I’m trying to lead others. If I’m planning my escape route while challenging those I lead to spend themselves on a project, then I will be ineffective as a leader because I’m introducing dissonance into the team environment.
As you head into 2011, I’d challenge you to ask yourself if there’s any place in your life where you are hedging your bets.