I was having a discussion with a couple of friends awhile ago. We were talking about frustration with getting people to participate in programs or initiatives that we work to provide for them to grow and be better, but they don’t seem to engage.
This answer and today’s thought comes from my wise friend Aaron Stecker from Cedar Rapids.
Aaron said, “It is hard. People are very quick to say they want things and expect opportunities.
When you work hard to provide them, they don’t engage…I feel it is because they see the real work and don’t really want that, they just wanted to complain or be in a position to point out fault.
Giving them a chance to engage and grow is work and involves accountability. People say want to be leaders, but don’t want to do the work, or are not ready for the work.
Talking about it and doing it are different things. We (AD’s/ Leaders) are doers…most are just talkers.”
As a leader continue to work to provide opportunities for people to grow and become better. Be a doer for others.
But the final question becomes one of self reflection for your own continued growth. Are YOU a Talker or a Doer?
I’m cheering for you.
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