“I wish I didn’t care so much.” I had to catch my breath before I could respond to this comment. My first reaction was to pick my heart up off the floor. My client was suffering from a standard set too high for the comfort level of his peers. It was causing tension. While he didn’t want to lower his standards, he felt it was his only option. Yet how do you lower your standard and still feel whole? That’s what led to his next statement.
“I wish I didn’t care so much; it sure would be easier.”
So how does a leader balance the challenges of holding a high standard while a growing trend of complacency settles in all around? Here are five tips. (more…)