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Things to Think About - I’m not telling you it will be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it

Things to Think About
By Pepper de Callier

“I’m not telling you it will be easy.  I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”  Art Williams

I absolutely love this quote, in the context of leadership, for one simple reason.  It displays the common sense, direct, honest approach of what believable optimism looks like.

People follow leaders who tell them the truth, who tell them, up front, that this is going to hurt, instead of trying to fabricate stories that keep people in the dark and hopeful, which never lasts and only ends in resentment.

Capable leaders face the truth themselves and they want their people to face it[,] to[o].  They also want them to realize the value of what they are doing and how victory will feel, once achieved. This is how leaders sustain high levels of morale and motivation through tough times.  They are believable.

Good luck on your journey!

About the Author: Founder and Executive Director of Prague Leadership Institute, which was named “Best Corporate Leadership Coach Europe—2015”, by U.K. based Corporate Vision, Pepper de Callier, is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at /

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