Stand Up Straight and Choose Your Hard
February 22, 2023
"The Hard is what makes it great." Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own
In so many of the stories of leadership, the story is about impossible decisions or made to look like the Leader was a time-traveler and somehow knew the outcome would be perfect. As you know, those stories might be engaging, but hardly help you in your daily leadership struggles.
What is The Hard we're referring to? The difficulty is doing things that are uncomfortable in favor of something easy. Usually, the easy thing now makes a mess later while the difficult thing now makes things easier down the road. As one of our team says, "I'd rather have a slightly awkward conversation now than have a blowout in 3 months."
And what about you? Which hard do you choose? It's going to be hard. The question is, will it be hard and quick now, or hard and protracted later? As a leader, you get to choose... you have to choose. How do you evaluate whether action is needed now or later? Is it about you, about the team, about the company, about being named as a Defendant, or some other motivation?
The No More Leadership BS team shares diverse points of view on choosing the hard path. Imagine two options, both are hard, so it's not getting away from the hard, but literally choosing your hard. How do you choose?
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Today's Featured Coach -
Geoff McLachlan - Motivational Speaker, Trainer and Coach, Bringing Fun Back Into the Workplace, Owner/Founder of Professionals At Play Reach Geoff directly at email@example.com or 509-869-4506
The rest of the gang:
- Jeff Conroy - Organizational and Non-profit Expert, Motivational Speaker, Coach - Executive Leader | Difference Maker for nonprofits in strategic planning, operations, and fundraising and development. Owner/Founder of Conroy Leadership Consulting, LLC. Reach Jeff at jeff@ConroyleadershipConsulting.com or 208-215-6285
- Myra Hall - Individual and Team Coaching, Midlife Mentoring- Helping you identify and overcome the things that keep you from loving your life. - Owner/Founder Waypoint Coaching Group Reach Myra at Myra@WaypointCoachingGrp.com or 765-623-9711
- Dr. Sam Jennings II - Motivational Speaker, Trainer, and Coach - provides leadership coaching for decision-makers who want to improve workplace culture. 360 Clarity also provides diversity & inclusion, training, keynote speaking, and training workshops, Owner/Founder 360 Clarity firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-261-2117
- Jeffrey Geier - Motivational Speaker, Trainer, and Coach - Helping You Win in Work & Life Owner/Founder of Phoenix Coaching LLC Reach Jeffrey at Jeff@PhoenixCoachingLLC.com or 509-553-9248