Many leaders today believe that striving for equilibrium is the key to building a healthy business. A balanced business outlook, a balanced team, and a balanced budget will result in success. No stress, no fuss, no problems, right? Wrong.
In today’s business world, change is inevitable. And if you’re only striving for equilibrium — which is all but impossible — you will merely continue doing the same thing, year after year, as the world moves on.
Rather than trying to bring things to a state of equilibrium, more business leaders should be embracing disequilibrium, a state of instability that puts stress on a system and the people within it. Disequilibrium is what builds strong teams, successful businesses, and ultimately, great leaders.