March 6, 2023

All the things


Some people complain about all the things they can’t do because of all the things that are in their way. The tools they don’t have, the resources they can’t get hold of, the responsibility they need, all the little things they say are stopping them get things done.

If only I could work from home, then I’d be more productive. If only I was the boss, then I could make them do it. If only I could go to Venezuela, then I could close the deal.

One answer … take the barriers away … give them the tools, the resources, the responsibility.

As you remove the barriers, you remove the excuses too. Maybe if you light the blue touch-paper, you can watch them go … or not. Keep an eye, support where necessary, see what happens when they stand on their own to feet.

Skippy strategy: Give them the tools for the job.