Business is challenging.
Peter Drucker said “Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. EVERYTHING else requires leadership.”
I find this quote empowering.
When you accept that it will be rough, little will go well, and the bar is low, you can rise to the challenge.
Leadership is that scarce commodity available to those who realize the people ARE the work.
Those leaders who pride themselves in growing human potential invest their time, heart, and talent into others, unlike the majority who offer what’s left over when their multitude of tasks are complete.
Do you prioritize your people?
Do you ask them what they need to be their best? What they need from you as a manager and leader?
Do you remind them who we are, why we do it, and what matters when it’s difficult?
If not, it’s time to pause and adjust.
The people are the work.