Most people can prioritize when faced with right or wrong issues. The challenge arises when we are faced with two good choices. Now what should we do? If you’re having trouble deciding between two good things, then look at these suggestions:
Ask your overseer or coworkers their preference.
Can one of the options be handled by someone else? If so, pass it on and work on the one only you can do.
Which option would be of greater benefit to the customer? Too many times we are like the merchant who was so intent on trying to keep the store clean that he would never unlock the front door. The real reason for the store is to have customers, not to clean it!
Make your decision based on the purpose of the organization.
Developing the Leader Within You
What do you do when faced with a difficult decision?
Team members always love and admire a player who is able to help them go to another level, someone who enlarges them and empowers them to be successful.
Players who enlarge their teammates have several things in common:
1. Enlargers Value Their Teammates: Your teammates can tell whether you believe in them. People’s performances usually reflect the expectations of those they respect.
2. Enlargers Value What Their Teammates Value: Players who enlarge others listen to discover what their teammates talk about and watch to see what they spend their money on. That kind of knowledge, along with a desire to relate to their fellow players, creates a strong connection.
3. Enlargers Add Value to Their Teammates: Adding value is really the essence of enlarging others. It’s finding ways to help others improve their abilities and attitudes. An enlarger looks for the gifts, talents, and uniqueness in other people, and then helps them to increase those abilities.
4. Enlargers Make Themselves More Valuable: Enlargers work to make themselves better, not only because it benefits them personally, but also because it helps them to help others. If you want to increase the ability of a teammate, make yourself better.
How do your teammates see you? Are you an enlarger? Do you make them better than they are alone through your inspiration and contribution? Do you know what your teammates value? Do you capitalize on those things by adding value to them in those areas?