I’ve found that many leaders spend time stressing out or worrying about different things.
Maybe it’s a hard decision they have to make. Maybe it’s something that they worry about with somebody else. Maybe it’s a hard discussion that they have to have, or a change they have to make. Maybe it’s something that’s unknown that’s coming from the competition.
They keep these things to themselves, they ponder them, they stress out about them, and they worry.
I’ve found, over and over again, that the best thing to do is to put it out there. Go address the person. Go address the problem. Go be honest and open.
People love to know what you’re thinking. People desire the information. And people ultimately want to help solve problems.
If you’re in a situation where you’re worried about the dynamics of the people around you, when you’re worried about different aspects of a decision you have to make…put it out there. Talk to the people who are going to be impacted. Work with them to solve the problem.
By pushing it down to those who are impacted, you will have the ability to not only solve the problem in a better, more creative way, but you’ll also have the ability to get their buy-in.
Oh, and by the way…it will take the stress off of you. You won’t have no worries, but it will take the element of the unknown away, so the way your imagination has blown things out of proportion won’t even make sense anymore.