Wednesday, October 6, 2010

You Can't Please Everybody

I'm not trying to be super negative here, but I'm starting to learn, even more so, an important lesson about being in leadership positions. You sometimes need to make a decision and often you will upset somebody. No matter how much you think about the consequences, there will be people who think you made the wrong choice.

It is easy to let these things get to you, it is very easy to feel like you're making bad decisions. I keep coming back to the idea that I should focus on those that appreciate the effort you have put forth. Sometimes this is just hard to do though, it's not easy to put aside criticism. This is especially true when the other person has a valid point. I just need to stand by how I felt and the logic behind my choices and trust that I made the right decisions.


  1. You make some good points.

    In addition, people who are happy tend to remain silent, and people who are unhappy are more likely to speak out.

    At many of the Board meetings I go to, if nobody from the public is there, it means the people are generally happy with how things are going. But when suddenly there's a crowd, you can be pretty sure they're upset about something.

  2. I've heard this before, and I've experienced it too. It's still frustrating at times though.