Sept 8, 2014 - Are you accommodating too much? Are you beginning to feel as though you are the only one being flexible or considerate of others' needs or concerns compared to others? Are you feeling frustrated by an overall lack of accommodation or willingness by others to step up to responsibility? Could it be that you are being too accommodating, allowing others to get away with being less so? It is never easy to understand why others are not as conscientious or focused on what is in the best interests of others. The key is to be as willing to challenge, encourage and inspire others to do what is best and right, more so than doing it for them or in spite of them. When you lead by both example and expectation, you are demonstrating a clear intention to succeed that others will want to follow.
Take an MM&I Moment to understand the key sources of your frustration in others. Consider the possibility that your reaction could be contributing to their lack of action. Consider the possibility that you are allowing others to get away with their less-than-desirable actions by compensating for what they are not doing. Consider the possibility that you are excusing their lack of responsibility because you can just as easily do it yourself. Consider the possibility that others are not as engaged or passionate about what needs to be done, and then ask yourself why. As much as we want others to change, oftentimes the best way to get results that appear to be a change for the better in others is through changing the way in which we interact and engage with these same people. Your best options in getting others to step up could be for you to step back and lift them up in the process.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react." - George Bernard Shaw
Yours in synergistic thinking,