Opt 3 June 29This month’s leadership quote:

“We must lose sight of the shore,if we do in fact, hope to discover something new.

-Gary Belmonti

Today’s quote came from one of my Vistage CEO group founding members. We have been on a transformation journey in this group and Gary is a member of the guiding team. Our group launched nearly eight years ago and most of us have been together for more than half of that time. In the early days, this group went through Bruce Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development and for several years was high performing.

Over the years, we learned that groups, like individuals, can become complacent and develop bad habits. To return to high performing, groups and teams must go through transformation and back through forming, storming, norming and performing.

And, as Gary reminds us, we have to let go of the shore, let go of what is familiar, if we are to discover something new. Transformation is not going back to what was; it is moving forward and discovering what high performing means today.

Elisa K. Spain

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