Battle-Testing Your Tribe
What does it really mean to be battle-tested?
Ask a dozen people, and you may get a dozen different answers.
Many people may say, “It’s about coming in early and staying late.”
Yes, higher levels of success will require extraordinary investments of long periods of labor, but sacrificed time is only one aspect of battle-testing.
Other people may say, “It requires your very best effort.” Without question, greatness will never come about without efforts of tremendous quality and scope. However, effort is still also only one aspect of battle-testing.
So what is the secret to becoming battle-tested?
Has the Leader Been Battle-Tested First?
We believe that the real secret lies at the nexus of a struggle and a unique perspective. This applies to both the Z&C Leader and the tribe; but it must first and foremost be applicable to the Z&C Leader before it can translate to the tribe.
In other words, you cannot battle-test others as a Z&C Leader until you have been battle-tested yourself.