This is a reblog. Written by Leander McClain, a Realtor in Northeast, MD. He stated in one of his comments that he had written it for himself, but I find it worth reading and sharing. My broker often has said these words " We are only as strong as our weakest link" . And the WE ALL NEED HELP ! Amen to that one... At times I have tried to convince myself otherwise, but I sometimes need help.
How To Avoid Annoying People
Leander McClain, Realtor
As we go through life, we inevitably will run into situations where we have to deal with difficult people. If we have an option, we can choose to not deal with these people. These folks are a challenge. They can be:
Certainly if we can avoid these annoying folks, our lives will be better. However, what do you do when you don’t have that option? What do you do when these people are a part of your team?
When that happens, the challenge becomes yours. As a team, you are only as strong as your weakest link. If you have a team member who keeps dragging the anchor chain, your team will never be successful unless you deal with the weakest link. If you hold onto the thought that they are the problem and once they are removed everything will be better……
YOU ARE SORELY MISTAKEN!
Great leaders know that we all need help. We all have strong points and weak points. Great leaders know how to get excellence out each team member. Remember, the member that is weak in one area, could be your strongest asset in another area.
The key is to match the task with the talent.
So many times I myself have said “It is what it is”. We have to take on a new attitude if we want things to improve. We must say to ourselves “Things Can and Will Get Better…..but it takes lots of hard work for that to happen”.
So the next time you run into someone who is a real PITA to work with, think to yourself – how can I help this person reach excellence. It won’t be easy. I for one think you are up to the challenge. If you never run into difficult people…..look in the mirror. It might be you J .
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