The 16%

Last week, I was at a community event and saw two teenagers with t-shirts that had a tongue-in-cheek message printed in huge letters: “Let me drop EVERYTHING and help you with YOUR PROBLEM!” And, judging by their enthusiasm, I think they meant it, too. I don’t want to be too hard on teenagers because we’ve all been through the teen years, which can be like the terrible twos on steroids.

It’s another story, however, when someone in a leadership position has that approach. You may not be wearing a t-shirt that says it, but it’s possible that you are sending the same message, and that it is coming through loud and clear. If so, it’s the wrong message, and here’s how to change it:

  1. Check your arrival time.  Many times a rushed leader is a rude leader. If you are in a hurry, you don’t have time to worry…

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