A recent incident in my company reminded of a really important maxim for effectively managing people; be hard on the problem, not on the person. If you have the right people getting hard on the problem it can help drive the desired behaviour that you want and need.
But getting hard on the people can be demoralising and in fact drive behaviours you don’t want.
Getting hard on the person, making it personal, can feel like an attack, and no one likes that.
Getting hard on the problem, while showing you believe in the person, allows the person to step up and be great.
Or do you want to be right?
Recently I was in a meeting with my management team.
One isn’t better than the other.
We all have different personas; the child, the warrior, the sage etc.
Is a feeling.
Entrepreneurs and doctors are similar in many ways.
Recently, I had an experience that led to a decision that on the outside might have seemed rapid and reckless.
Recently I met someone who inspired me to my very core; where they’ve come from, what they believe in, what they are doing, who they are, the integrity and courage they live with, the way they are living, the choices they are making, the trust they choose to live with…
They say the man who is going to live to 150 has already been born.