Destination disease is such a strong phrase that John Maxwell coined.  As a leader, we need to avoid this disease at all costs. The consequences are not good.

So, what is destination disease, you ask? It is when you believe you have arrived, have all the answers, are at the top, and have success in your pocket.

As a result, the tendency is to stop growing, stop learning, and stop pushing to acquire new skills and knowledge. It is not hard to be content, especially at the top. You have the influence and respect of your people. Here is what I know to be true when you are through learning, YOU ARE THROUGH. That’s it, plain and simple.

The bottom line for any organization, team, company, department or division is this: PEOPLE GROWTH = BUSINESS GROWTH and LACK OF PEOPLE GROWTH = BUSINESS IN DECAY.

  • Your growth determines who you are
  • Who you are determines who you attract
  • Who you attract determines the success of your organization

You see, it all starts with you, the leader. We are in the second half of 2023, and we need to make sure we’re making strides toward improvement. As leaders, we are responsible for creating an environment where everyone, at every level, can succeed.

So, please take a moment and think about these questions. Put your answers into action and make a difference.

  • How will you be better this time next year?
  • What progress have you made in areas that impact your leadership?

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden nailed it when he said, “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”