Stop Trying to Change People

Everybody is good at something. Some people are good planners while others are better at executing those plans. Not everyone can sing a song well but they can play an instrument. We’ve listened to great communicators and some who have a difficult time being understood. It’s rare to find someone who is good at everything.

Worth Remembering … “Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you will begin to understand what little chance you have in trying to change others ” Unknown

You can’t take the stripes off a tiger or rub the spots off a leopard no matter how hard you try. Stop trying to change people. You can’t. You would have more luck trying to herd cats. Trust me it’s darn near impossible. Spend your time putting people in positions where they can do what they do well.

Worth Remembering … “The task of an executive is not to change human beings. The task is to multiply performance capacity of the whole by putting to use whatever strength, whatever health, whatever aspiration there is in individuals.” – Peter F. Drucker

Great leaders do what they do well and surround themselves with the best people they can find who do somethings better then they do. Great leaders understand that success comes from everyone on the team doing what they do well. Play to their strengths and stop trying to change people?

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