Can’t you just show some initiative?

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  1. ENNA A. BACHELOR on December 10, 2013 at 8:10 pm
  2. ENNA A. BACHELOR on December 10, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Amen. Most are condition to find fault rather than seek solution. I challenge myself and others to correctly identify the challenge and the the opportunity it presents. Finding out how we meet the challenge is whats important. People are not drones…they need to be inspired/motivated/reminded to share there solutions not just identify problems. Leaders should allow for latitude in offering up suggestions. Quite often people will stop giving feedback because they are ignored, shot down, or made to feel as if their feedback is no appreciated/valuable. I like to think of my team as the “eyes in the back of head” seeing what I can’t from a vantage point I can’t get to. I might be the final decision maker but input from all eyes helps.

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