As you are coming out of your Christmas food-induced coma, I thought I would share an important concept that will help you as you prepare for 2020.
One of the complaints I often hear from leaders is that leading people is difficult.
I’ll admit, there is some truth to this.
It’s actually the most common reason why so many people avoid going into management – They don’t want to deal with all the ‘people problems.’
There’s an old joke that says that the only way to get rid of all your people problems is to get rid of all your people.
While that’s technically true, you wouldn’t get anything done either.
The truth is, if you don’t like people, you really shouldn’t go into leadership.
Leadership is a people business.Leadership is a people business. Click To Tweet
Our plans – all the things that we want to do – can only be accomplished with the help of other people.
All our ideas are dead without people to bring them to life.
But here’s the thing – People are messy!
And, yes – Dealing with people can sometimes be difficult.
But, you know what? You’re not perfect either (and neither am I).
If we’re honest, we all have things that make us imperfect as leaders. In fact, there’s really no such thing as perfect employees or a perfect boss.
If we really want to get things done, we need to stop expecting our people to be perfect.If we really want to get things done, we need to stop expecting our people to be perfect. Click To Tweet
We need to look past their flaws and learn to appreciate each person as an individual.
People come in all shapes and sizes as well as all different kinds of backgrounds. They’re all going to react differently to your leadership style.
So, the sooner we get over the fact that everyone is unique and no one is perfect, the sooner we embrace the chaos that is “real people,” the quicker we can work together to get things done.
Which, by the way, is the role of a leader.
So my message for you today is simple – Embrace the chaos, love your people despite their flaws, and go get things done.
And here’s a simple way you can love your people. Give them a gift of leadership as they prepare for the new year.
If you order a copy of my Amazon best-selling book, “I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following” before December 31st at 11:59 pm EST, I’ll ship an additional signed copy to anyone you want as a gift from YOU to THEM.
Just indicate their names, e-mail, and mailing addresses in the order notes.
Here’s the order link jonsrennie.com/
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