The Law of the BIG MO (Momentum)

Momentum Is a Leader’s Best Friend 

Which comes first – momentum or growth?  How do you sustain growth in order to sustain it?

momentum 2When you have momentum, small problems don’t matter.  Success matters. Winning matters.

Momentum begins with the leader. It begins with the leader taking a step, then another, then another.

“You cannot kindle a fire in any other heart until it is burning within your own.” ~Eleanor Doan 

The law of the Big MO (Momentum) teaches us that all leaders face the challenge of creating change in an organization. Just as every sailor knows that you can’t steer a ship that isn’t moving forward, strong leaders understand that to change direction, you first have to create forward progress – and that takes the Law of the Big Mo.

Leaders always find a way to make things happen.

The two keys for creating momentum are preparation and motivation.

Only a leader can create momentum. Followers catch it. And managers are able to continue it once it has begun. But creating it requires someone who can motivate others, not someone who needs to be motivated.

Momentum really is a leader’s best friend. Sometimes it’s the only difference between losing and winning.

Momentum also makes a huge difference. When you have no momentum, even the simplest tasks can seem to be insurmountable problems. But when you have momentum on your side, the future looks bright, obstacles appear small, and trouble seems temporary.

The Truth About Momentum momentum

1. Momentum makes leaders look better than they are.

2. Momentum helps followers perform better than they are.

3. Momentum is easier to steer than to start.

4. Momentum is the most powerful change agent.

The greatest and most difficult leadership challenge is sustaining momentum.

If your desire is to do great things with your organization, never overlook the power of momentum. It truly is the leader’s best friend. If you can develop it, you can do almost anything. That’s the power of the Big Mo.

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