Moving Things

I recently had a tripod set up in my office working on a video for a proposal for the NADA convention. Not being satisfied with it after several takes, I decided to let it rest a few days before coming back to finish. Rather than put the tripod away I just left it standing in the middle of the office.

For several days all I did was walk around it. It would have taken little or no effort to set it aside and out of the way. But nope, I just kept walking around it.

It finally dawned on me that’s what some weak leaders do. They know they have a problem or issue and they just keep walking around it. Day after day, month after month, they just keep walking around the issues.

They listen to complaints about it, moan about it, but do
nothing to fix the problem. One of the privileges of being in an upper leadership position is you have the power. You have the power to fix anything you want to fix.

This is especially true if you are the dealer, owner-operator or general manager. In most situations the only person you answer to is yourself. You have the power, which is often equated to you have the money to fix anything you want to fix.

Real leaders fix things. Real leaders move obstacles. Real leaders don’t walk around problems. They attack them, fix them and move on to “next.”

Maybe it’s time you started moving the obstacles that are creating the roadblocks that are affecting your team’s progress.

That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs