Building a great organization requires me to be a hypocrite.
I must set standards of thought, word and action that seem crazy even to me. Even so, I insist that my partners and team embrace these standards, live by them, measure themselves by them, and grow towards them.
Even if I am not able to right now.
Truly worthwhile dreams demand me to be the absolute best I can be.
Truly worthwhile dreams cannot be achieved by the same “me”, who had the dream. Such dreams change, no!, transform me on their way to coming true.
I believe when one follows a dream, one must think, speak and do as one wants to be. Not as one is today. If that makes me a hypocrite, call me a hypocrite anytime. Just make sure you say it to my face, because I love being complimented.
If you are a leader, and believe strongly in practicing what is preached, you are very likely discouraging yourself and your people from dreaming a better future for your company. Encourage hypocrisy. Speak like the person you want to be. Even if you are really bad at being that person today.
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Has hypocrisy ever helped you grow? Let me know in the comments section below.