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September 3, 2019

The Harder Path

When you are a band trying to “make it” it is tempting to try to take a short cut in the way of recording a demo to shop to record labels in hopes of getting a record deal. It’s a trap though. It tricks you into believing you can make it to the top without doing the hard work of touring where for every moment of glamour there are days of real struggle. Dave Matthews is a great example of that. He did the work early on and beyond talent, that’s one of the reasons he’s had a good long career. From that struggle comes grit, character and humility. The bands that take the harder path have a much greater shot at not falling apart if/when they get their shot at the next level. Behavior change works the same way. There are no short cuts. You have to do the uncomfortable work. Too many leaders and organizations are failing miserably when it comes to doing the real work around behavior change. The root cause of this lack of congruency is simple. They don’t really value it or they would invest in themselves and others with consistency. So where do YOU stand? Are you putting a toe in the water to check a box? Or are you investing in doing the real work on yourself or for those you lead? #leadership#culture#continuousimprovement#davematthewsband#Behaviorchange

September 3, 2019

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