Yet Another Lesson on Reliability

A general rule for making new businesses recently came to my mind. It is pretty simple on conceptual level. Think about something others do not like to do and build a product or service around it.

This is a far-fetched entry point to a lesson on leadership I’d like to remember: leaders are willing to take jobs no one else is willing to do.

“Leaders perform tasks that are not their job.” – John C. Maxwell, The 360 Degree Leader.

Of course, they do so without complaining. But that’s another story.

If I were to name the qualities of a good co-worker or subordinate, “reliability” would be definitely among them. I’d like to be able to count on that person. Oftentimes, this would require getting out of their comfort zone, doing something boring or particularly difficult.