Beware your comfort zone, leadership expert says

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The term “comfort zone” can evoke some nice, cozy feelings of safety and security.

Beware your comfort zone, however. As Colorado leadership and motivation expert Jim McLaughlin explains in a series of blog posts, it robs people of their potential. It can take yours.

This presents a special challenge for leaders, who must move other people beyond where they are comfortable to reach ever higher levels of achievement.

The three-part series is adapted from Jim’s book, The Six Things: Leading People to Outstanding Achievement. It is available in paperback and in ebook format for Kindle and other readers.

As the book’s editor, I have a pretty good idea of what’s coming in Parts 2 and 3 of the “comfort zone” series. You may be surprised to learn how a comfort zone changes over time. I certainly was.

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