Leadership Simplified: Doug Van Dyke

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Leaders Who Reinforce Effort


By Doug Van Dyke, Leadership Simplified, www.leadershipsimplified.com


“Try” is a word we should eliminate from our business vocabulary. As leaders we should challenge our people to, in the immortal words of Yoda: “Do” or “Do Not.” The word “try” implies that someone is going to attempt something and they probably will not be successful. Well, what organization needs that? Help your team members develop “can do” behaviors by using language that connotes accomplishment. Will team members achieve everything you expect? Answer: Of course not. Recognize their efforts, however, and analyze how or why they missed the mark. Then encourage them to be successful on their next attempt/opportunity. But “try?” Save that word for the minor leagues.    



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