“They’re NEVER going to change!” exclaim frustrated bosses/employees/coworkers.
This mentality is simply not true. People grow, evolve, change and improve every single day.
The challenge is, you can’t make someone change, but here are a few things you can do to help them along the way:
Be a Catalyst, not a Complainer. Many times people are...
The current business world makes it hard to be optimistic. I don’t know if it’s the amount of negative information we receive, the speed in which judgments are cast, the sheer amount of people doing work they hate, or some combination of the three. BUt the best leader maintain optimism in adverse situations.
At some point, every organization that has high growth deals with the complexities that come from leaders of different backgrounds, experiences, and or genders. Because of this, it isn’t just women’s responsibility to rise, but it’s everyone’s responsibility to help all leaders rise.
This makes sense because moms and dads are supposed to transfer essential life lessons, most grandparents are more than willing to share wisdom, but for some reason, many managers drop the ball, and I am sick of it.
There are many people out there, leaders and professionals alike who have a fixed mindset. They think they’ve achieved their position and they’ve reached a level of complacency in their development. They’ve lost their thirst for knowledge. They’ve stopped being curious and instead become “know-it-alls” with antiquated perspectives.
The very best...
Sure there are many possible factors that can cause a team to underperform. These are just a few: lack of talent, talented people not meeting their potential, changes in the market, or a lack of resources. Still, ultimately, one person is responsible, the leader.
Everyone claims to be “so busy” these days. The truth is, we make time for what’s important to us. If you want to get in better shape, you make time for it. If you want to be a better golfer, you make time for it. The same is true in leadership.