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Our eyes often betray us. They often refuse to let us see beyond the obvious colors, shapes, and sizes before us. We should be grateful, then, that we’ve been given another set of eyes to see the possibilities that exist beyond what is plain to the naked eye.
We have to be careful to always remember the first reason we listen. In the midst of serving others—especially if our daily work is in a service industry—it’s very easy to get caught up in listening only for the details of another’s needs.
Numbers are important to business, but the real bottom line in being successful is that we have to be willing to forget the numbers and focus on what’s before us.
Leaders must make decisions. If there is a foundational skillset require to be a leader, that’s part of it. There’s no way around decision-making. Whether the leader is serving 10 people or 10,000, when the group must say yes or no to a significant initiative or response, it’s up to the leader to understand the stakes, weigh the options, and give the answer on behalf of everyone involved.
We tend to underestimate originality, especially when it comes to what we have to offer our workplace. But the fact is that if we all thought the same thoughts and carried out the same acts in the same manner, there would be no innovation and, eventually, no progress. The idea of a “well-oiled machine” is actually a scary notion.
No doubt we’ve all been encouraged at one time or another to be “all in” on a project or venture. But I wonder how many of us know the full benefits of that.