Do you ever wonder why successful people seem to make all the right decisions? Well it turns out – they don’t, and here’s why:
More often than not – the right decision is the one you make and then you make it right. Don’t get me wrong – it’s important to brainstorm on important decisions and to expand your options, but the success of a decision is rooted in the belief, commitment and execution.
Take for instance a recent example with one of my clients. They brought on a new key employee who, much to their disappointment and frustration did not perform as they had hoped. It would have been easy to let her go, but we came up with 5 or 6 different ways to handle the situation, and they were able to choose one that they felt better about because it aligned with their values. Instead of letting her go, and because they believed in her, they decided to be completely honest, and challenge the employee to commit to an action plan for improvement. This would include a shift in some of her beliefs, and the development of some new habits, as well as providing good support from the team.
Now, conventional wisdom would have had us “hire slow and fire fast”, and firing her was certainly one option. But’ under the circumstances and with some innovative thinking, they found a way to make it work, and today she is one of their best producers.
Clint Best is a business coach and the founder of Kaizen Business Development in Kelowna, BC and is a certified values blueprint partner. Clint has been guiding forward thinking business owners through change and growth since 2002.