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Easy Is Not Better

By Doug Franklin November 11, 2010

Here at LeaderTreks we just finished an off-site meeting for our leadership team. Again I am reminded that taking the easy path looks good in the short run but never in the long run. Motivating our staff to tackle problems and navigate obstacles is the key to long-term success. The idea we need to make things easier for our followers to be motivated is completely wrong. Average people will do great things when they know their cause has purpose and their leaders are honest. I am amazed how people want a challenge, they want to be part of something bigger than themselves and we as leaders need to empower them. My focus everyday is to help our people go on a great adventure!

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More