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.
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.