Leadership Lessons: Pull the Weeds

/Leadership Lessons: Pull the Weeds

Leadership Lessons: Pull the Weeds

|2019-11-04T11:18:29-05:00October 29th, 2019|

By Dr. Bryan K. Williams

Do you know what annoys a gardener more than anything else? A weed. They hate weeds. As soon as a weed rears its head the gardener pulls it out!

In my analogy, the “gardener” is the leader and the “weed” is not the problem employee… it is the undesirable behavior (blaming other depts, bad attitude, etc).

If your goal is to have a thriving garden (team), here are some keys to note regarding weeds:

*You never have to try to make weeds grow.
*Weeds don’t start big. They always start small.
*It’s always easier to pull weeds when they are small.
*Weeds are a sign of neglect. Whenever you see weeds, it means that they were ALLOWED to grow.
*You must pull the weed out by the root, or it will grow back.
*It doesn’t take long for weeds to grow.
*The presence of weeds inhibits the growth of whatever you are trying to grow.

When you walk by a garden full of weeds, who do you blame? The weeds or the gardener? Exactly. Weeds will ALWAYS try to find a way to grow. That’s just what weeds do.

However, the presence of weeds means that the gardener (leader) is not doing his/her job effectively.

The keys are to be diligent, care for your garden (team) and then watch the fruits (results) grow!

About Bryan K. Williams

Dr. Bryan K. Williams is the creator of the STRONG Leader Institute, the acclaimed BW Leadership Academy, and the author of four books: Engaging Service, Work Like You Own It, How to Serve a VIP, and Lift Me Higher. His passion is world-class customer service and leadership excellence. He has facilitated workshops and delivered keynotes all over the world for various companies. He speaks on a variety of topics related to service excellence, employee engagement, and leadership effectiveness. As a consultant, Bryan works closely with companies to design, develop, and implement sustainable service strategies. His company's online store includes a growing collection of customer service products that are well-suited for your training library.

To learn more please visit, http://bwenterprise.net

Contact: Bryan Williams

[email protected]/240-401-6958

About the Strong Leader Institute

The STRONG Leader Institute is an experience unlike any other because it’s not just about leadership … it’s about the leader. It is a unique opportunity for strong mid-managers and those who are close to becoming senior leaders. The Academy was founded by longtime hospitality executive, Dr. Bryan K. Williams. Each participant will: Be assigned a certified leadership coach who will work with the participant both before and after the Academy. You will also take the Talent Plus Online Assessment and complete a customized leadership action plan. The Academy’s goal is to grow the future generation of strong leaders.

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