“In life and love, there are two cardinal sins. The first is to act without thought and the second is to not act at all.” ~Carl Icahn
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Let’s talk about life in the angle of Leadership. It is never an easy task. Leadership is a lonely crusade going uphill. The easy things should be done by your working team, so by default, you get all of the difficult leftovers. How you handle them will define how your management career will unfold.
In the past days, my patience was tried and tested; it taught me to handle them gracefully. The worst thing that can happen to any of his/her one’s staff is hiding issues from them. The leader must encourage their staff to utilize you as a resource. The leader must not show anger and must show patience. You must develop that feeling of welcoming change along with its hard choices coupled by difficult people.
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Handle them thoughtfully –In management, you are constantly handling opposing interests, being able to convey the “why” of a particular decision goes a long way toward appeasing those interests, and showing my team what my thought process is when making decisions is the first step in that.
Handle them NOW – avoid procrastination. “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” Those who refuse or neglect difficult decision-making have little place in management, and will soon find themselves out of the business. The quicker you make the difficult and right decision now, the less likely it is that someone else will make a far more difficult decision on your behalf later.
Like I said above, nobody said it was easy, but if you embrace the difficult tasks and decisions as opposed to resisting them, it at least eases the difficulty a bit.
The manager says, “GO!” but the leader says “Let’s GO.”