Moe and Dr. Marcia Reynolds discuss how to use discomfort in your conversations to create lasting changes and an enlivened workforce.
The Discomfort Zone
What made Phil Jackson, arguably the greatest NBA coach of all time is his relationship with his players, particularly the iconic stars Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. “No man is an island…” he would echo tirelessly, “…No man goes his way alone. What I put into the lives of others will come back into its own.” Inspired by an American Buddhist nun, those words would anchor Jackson’s philosophy to the tune of eleven NBA championships. ‘The Zen Master’, as he’s often called, understands the power of love and compassion, but it’s the manner by which he disrupts his players’ normal routines that always has them expecting the unexpected. I’ve always had the greatest admiration for Jackson, the man; still it’s his ability to help the likes of Jordan and Bryant reimagine greatness that will forever leave him without peer.
In her book, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs, Leadership consultant, Marcia Reynolds will have you believing that you, too can ignite a spark in those you lead, but you first have to dismiss these five myths: