Still on holiday and still luxuriating in the wise words from Seth Godin's Tribes.
Here he is on the discomfort of leadership:
Leadership is scarce because few people are willing to go through the discomfort required to lead.
He's right. It's not all peaches and cream! As he says:
It's uncomfortable to stand up in front to strangers.
It's uncomfortable to propose and idea that might fail.
It's uncomfortable to challenge the status quo.
It's uncomfortable to resist the urge to settle.
If you're not uncomfortable in your work as a leader, it's almost certain you're not reaching your potential as leader.