I’m Not Perfect (But Neither Are You)

It’s true.  None of us alive is perfect.  I’m not perfect.  I don’t walk on water, part the seas, and I’m pretty sure I haven’t jumped any buildings in a single bound lately.   The expectation of getting everything 100% correct, 100% of the time is unrealistic.  This is especially important when leading others.  Pounding someone into the ground because they failed to be perfect achieves nothing.  If you do it with an employee, they will simply be less productive, and quite likely leave.  If you do it with a child, they can’t leave now, but they will eventually. Then where would you be?

Focusing on results is important.  In fact, it’s key to have appropriate goals to be able to have an idea of where you’re going.  Begin with the end in mind, and all that.  It’s one of those Seven Habits of Highly Effective people.  If you don’t have a goal, you can’t ever reach it.  In sales, people who have specific, attainable,  goals, sell significantly more than those without specific goals.  Someone with a goal is likely to reach those goals, and possibly exceed it.  I’ve seen the power of goals with

So, where does it go bad?  Well, imagine that someone has a goal, and they miss it.  Chances are, they are already annoyed and frustrated that they didn’t reach a goal.  Pile on just a little bit, or maybe a lot, and think about how they feel.  Pile on enough, and they will start to wonder if they’ve lost their mind, and are capable of even performing the job.  Reinforce it just a little bit more, and they will leave.  No-one likes having their faults pointed out over and over again.  It’s a very effective technique for getting someone to leave.  It’s also counterproductive if you want them to stay.

Think about your words, and their effect before they leave your lips, or your fingertips.  Words can maim a person’s spirit and soul.  If you are gouging into an already sore spot, it will maim all the worse.  Even if someone gives you no indication of their feelings, there likely are a lot of them going on in their head, and heart.

 

Categories

All Categories

Business Operations

Entrepreneur Interviews

Marketing, Networking, & Social Media

Self Care & Personal Development

Working Moms

Business Software and Technology

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Organizing Tips

Sales

Career Building

Family Businesses

Inspiration

Starting Your Own Business

Work-Life Balance

Communication

Hiring Help

Management & Leadership

Time Management & Priorities

Women in Leadership

Recent Posts

Business Blogging 101: How to Create and Sustain a Successful Blog

Business Blogging 101: How to Create and Sustain a Successful Blog

For businesses, business blogging is becoming a powerful tool to not only attract and engage new customers but also to build brand authority and ultimately grow your brand.
This comprehensive guide will equip you with the essential knowledge and strategies you need to start and succeed in the dynamic world of business blogging.

How to Protect Your Merchandise From Theft

How to Protect Your Merchandise From Theft

Protecting your merchandise from theft is a critical aspect of running a successful business. In a world where security threats are ever-present, safeguarding your inventory is essential. Not only does it protect your bottom line, but it also ensures the safety of...

Experts You Need to Have at Your Business

Experts You Need to Have at Your Business

In the dynamic world of business, having the right team of experts is not just beneficial; it is essential for success and growth. For female leaders who are carving out their paths in business, marketing, or HR, knowing which experts to have on board can make a...

7 Tips for Asserting Yourself as a Woman in a Medical Workplace

7 Tips for Asserting Yourself as a Woman in a Medical Workplace

As a woman in a medical workplace, you have a lot of responsibility, not just to yourself but to other women who will come along after you. Asserting yourself in your workplace and gaining the respect of other employees and leadership is essential to a successful career. You have worked hard to get where you are, you don’t want to lose momentum.

Continue to grow with online leadership training and more. Follow these tips to assert yourself in the medical workplace.