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Develop People

Developing People…

…is really important, takes a lot of time and effort, can have a great ROI (return on the investment of your time), can be very rewarding, and can be very frustrating.

I teach Supervisors how to “develop others”. And, I have tons of experience putting what I preach into practice.

I do have those moments, however, when I too find myself “tested” by my pupils. (As I’m sure you have been tested as well.) IKR

The thoughts that follow may have actually come from some of you, but I won’t use your names as I do with others. See if you’ve been there, in those frustrating times:

  • “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” Zig Zigler

  • “ (fill in name) I can explain to you, but I can’t understand it for you.”

  • “ (fill in another name or maybe repeat the last one), You keep saying you want to be somebody. I’d like to make a suggestion. Be more specific.”

  • Here’s a thought for the easily discouraged: “If Plan “A” doesn’t work, remember there are 25 more letters in the alphabet. Chill

  • And a very wise person (No, it wasn’t me, nor was it that Confucius guy.) said, “If at first, you don’t succeed, you might want to pass on skydiving.”

So, “keep the faith” and “persist”.


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