It should be no surprise that teams led by low-challenge leaders never reach their potential. Everyone seems comfortable while everyone is blissfully unaware of what they are capable of. These low challenge leaders are often worried about asking too much because of the potential for burnout. They seem to think that a low-challenge environment, where no one has the opportunity to stretch and grow, is preferable to one that would potentially cause someone to burnout from their effort. Burnout is rough but it’s not guaranteed. Low-challenge environments guarantee the tragedy of unrealized potential and they disguise it as leadership defending the plight of their team.