You can focus on leading others or you can focus on being liked.
When you focus on being liked, you will instinctively try to please everyone.
And when you do, you and those you lead become confused.
Here’s why: Pleasing people is inherently confusing because people don’t always agree. One person wants it one way; another wants it another way. The next thing you know, you’re bending over backwards to make everyone happy, which of course means that in the end, you will end up making no one happy, including yourself. This is a recipe for self-inflicted misery.
Here’s the truth: Sometimes your team will love your decisions and other times they won’t.
Your job is to do what’s right—even if it’s not popular.
Doing what’s right builds credibility.
Do you struggle with trying to please everyone?
If so, contact me and I will help you re-focus on building credibility.
Choosing to be credible vs. popular leads to long term success and builds the kind of legacy you want to leave. If this is something you would like to dive deeper into, let’s schedule a call.
In the meantime, I encourage you to tune into this week’s episode of the Getting Results Podcast — E72: Credible Leaders Walk Their Talk. As a leader, your actions speak louder than your words and they deliver on what you promise–whether it’s popular or not. This is the second in a six part series on leadership effectiveness.
If you missed the previous episode, you can catch up on that one here: