It Is So Obvious!! Why Don’t They Just Get On With It?

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It Is So Obvious!! Why Don’t They Just Get On With It?

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Having just finished a Power Group session for business owners in the UK, I was inspired to write to you about the importance of not judging or making assumptions. All too often I hear leaders say, “But it is so obvious, why don’t they just do it?

I love the word ‘just’. How often do you use that word?

If I were to say it is easy you ‘just’ have to listen without judgement to understand why they don’t just do it?

The reality though is that if something is not happening it is likely that it is far from easy or a case of just doing it.

For example this week in order to promote our latest training programme I ‘just’ have to create a new sales page and an event link. The reality though is that I need to listen two a couple of videos to update my knowledge on how to word that page, I have a to do list in my head that has been niggling me for weeks.

You get the idea, the actual task ‘may’ be simple but how often are we forgetting what else is being managed by the person and how do you know if they have the skill and confidence to achieve that.

In this fast pace world the most important thing is communication. No matter how great technology is or how important the client is, you as a leader will have to make the time to think clearly and listen to yourself and others without judgement or assumption.

But you already know that don’t you? So why don’t you just do it?

What happens in between knowing what you should do and knowing how you will do it?

For many it can be like a huge chasm or it requires letting go of something else or learning something new. It is no different with your team, you might tell them ‘what’ to do but if it is another task on their to do list or something new to them or something they lack confidence with, just like you, they may not ‘know how to make it happen’.

 Listening can:

  • Bring about change fast
  • Save time and money because the focus is on the solution not the problem
  • Enable you to manage yourself and others more effectively
  • Increase productively and efficiency

Personal development task today:

What happens just before your team is set up for success?

How do you need to be for your team to work at their best?

How to Lead a Team

This is a site dedicated to sharing and raising aspirations of your team. If you have found it useful please share how to lead a with your friends. I would love to hear what you learned today in the comments below and perhaps we can compare and discover who thinks differently and unravel an assumption or two together.

About the Author

How to lead a team with confidence

Sheryl Andrews, Founder of Step by Step Listening and designer of the The Power Group Model is a mum of a blended family of 5 children and is well known for her fast speaking and highly motivational passion to help others achieve. She is also no stranger to challenging conversations, lapses in self belief and an overwhelming sense of not being enough. On the outside to everyone else you might have thought all was okay but how she was feeling inside was often a different story. Sheryl found it difficult to speak up and have her needs met as well as that of her clients, her team and her family. Learning how to improve her listening skills and how to create peer support without peer pressure was vital to improving her performance and happiness. Today Sheryl shares with you her own 10 step strategy that empowers her to work, learn and live at her best more of the time. Sheryl has a big open heart and will do everything she can to create a leaning environment that is safe for you to develop the resources you need to be the best version of you that you can be. You will feel heard, understood and valued. Sheryl will believe in you even when you don’t and will encourage you to notice and celebrate what makes you unique and of value.

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