Never Complain, Never Explain

Benjamin Disraeli served as the Prime Minister of Great Britain and is credited with the quote “Never complain, never explain.”
Who really wants to follow that advice?  Step right up.  But here’s why it makes sense.

Never Complain – the burden of leadership can be heavy.  Decisions, people, change and demands can bear down on us. 

What good does complaining do about it?  Some may say that it just feels good, but does it help to solve the problem?  No, it does not.  Complaining just delays the fact that we need to work on solutions.

Never Explain – Should you be open to discussion?  Yes.  What this means is that there is no time or place for making excuses for your decisions. 

Take responsibility for your decisions, don’t offer constant excuses.  Oftentimes, silence is golden. 

As a leader you have enough to do.  Don’t compound your problems by complaining and over explaining.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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