Friday, March 2, 2012

A Best of Barry: Standing on your own two feet

We all know someone we work with who needs propping up, a little help, every now and then. In fact, that could describe me and all of us.

But if we need to constantly do that person's job and run interference for them, day after day, then that's a different story. We do that person an injustice by babying them. In fact, they'll just get weaker.

Why do we do that? Maybe we're trying to be helpful, maybe it makes us feel good about ourselves. Nonetheless, enough is enough. We need to show the confidence that we expect that person to pull their weight. And, if they're made of the right stuff, they'll be far more engaged pulling their own weight instead of being coddled.

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond
Originally posted 01/05/11

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