Leadership is NOT about making people happy.
It’s about helping them.
Very basic concept, but extremely profound.
Why is this challenging?
Because when you lead someone, the truth is many sometimes they won’t be happy with you.
But that’s ok and is your job as a leader.
Need an example that universally relates?
If you have kids.
Your job is to provide the correct action and be a role model.
Chances are they will not be happy with you in the moment.
However, this will develop discipline and behavior that will help them in the future.
Yes, they will thank you later just like the people you lead.
However, at the moment, they won’t be happy.
Embrace this tough truth.
THIS IS LEADERSHIP!