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Are You Doing What is RIGHT or Doing What is EASY

Updated: Aug 21, 2022

Are you simply managing to keep the peace, or providing clear visible leadership?

Let’s take an example we will all have experienced.

Staff rota’s! (Cue ominous music…)

Rota’s are often the result of several years of staff getting their own way, especially the noisier ones.

You know they are not fit for purpose so need to rewrite them to suit the home and the residents. This is going to upset some staff, although for many it will be better. Obviously you will take preferences into account where you can.

In this scenario not being a people pleaser is a massive advantage. When you understand the principle I introduced you to yesterday, in Tip 9, you will know that the Love / Hate Ratio will remain roughly the same, this will leave you free to make the RIGHT decisions, not the EASY decisions.

By taking yourself out of the equation, your decision making becomes better, much sharper and more focused on the right outcome.

If the idea still makes you nervous, head to all the previous tips on my website and reread Tip 1 and then Tip 6. It is always good to have a refresher anyway.

Before making a decision ask yourself, "Am I doing what is RIGHT or doing what is EASY". If your answer is the latter then you are probably making the wrong choices.

Martyn Dawes is a Coach, Social Care Consultant, and Author of The Overwhelmed Manager: What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

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