I ask CEOs and Executive Directors, “What’s the hardest part of your job? Is it charting out your course, figuring out the approach or tasks needed to be completed for your organization? Or is it getting everyone engaged and rowing in the same direction?”
They usually answer, “I know what to do. I just can’t get my people to do it.”
And it’s a bit of false dichotomy. Because often times, if you can’t get people to do what you want them to do, maybe it’s because they don’t see the reason for it, or they have a different approach that may be better. Or, maybe there’s a lack of trust. There could be a myriad of reasons why people resist your ideas and other folks’ ideas. Building strong teams through specific strategies and tactics, can be the single factor that allows your company to prosper the most over the long run.