1. You do not get the team you want; you get the team you DESERVE.
2. Your job is not to be likeable, but to be BELIEVABLE.
A good leader does the hard work to prepare. A good leader ensures the plan is understood by all. A good leader always ensures that tasks are accomplished to standard. A good leader will not “over-see” anything but will “see-over” obstacles and guide the way. Once the mission is accomplished, a good leader will make it a personal priority to give credit where credit is due.
A great leader will get rid of an individual who for any number of reasons do not meet the standard.
As hard and uncomfortable as this is it has to be done or I promise you it will come back to haunt you.
Do your people know the standard? Have you put it out there for all to see? Do you meet your own standards? Do your people know that there are consequences for not meeting the standard?
Here is one of the most important questions one can ask themselves as a leader:
What am I going to do when someone does not meet the standard?
Hit and help is the answer.
And one more thing…who is “hitting” you leader? If the answer is no one, you probably have the team you deserve.
TOGETHER WE TRANSFORM
1 thought on “Day 342…Hit (hard) and help (harder)”
CCD Jim! great reminder of what our jobs are as leaders! We have to call it out when standards are not being met! Love your writing!