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Leaders sometimes feel stuck, while at other times, leadership feels effortless.

This article examines this contrast, proposing that it’s not about situational factors but rather psychological states. When in the zone, leaders express themselves naturally, pursue ambitious goals, and embody their highest values, achieving extraordinary feats.

However, four blocks—belief in no alternatives, no hope, no time, and no need for leadership—hinder entering this state. The article presents practices to overcome these blocks and embrace a world of possibilities.


Olivia Mitchell