Quote from G.B. Shaw

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. ~G.B. Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, 1893

Quote From Joseph Joubert

The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress. ~Joseph Joubert, Pensées, 1842

Ever get into a discussion with a co-worker about how to fix the direction or leadership of your company or business?  Did you argue about who had the better solution or did you listen and try to see their point of view? Were you concerned about winning your co-worker to your side so that you had support? Or, were you trying to gather information and find the best solution to allow the company or business to move forward?

Everyone, from the janitor to the president, within a company or business has an idea or solution to solve problems. The problem is not finding a solution but putting aside your ego; especially, if someone has a better solution. In other words, we need to learn when to be a leader and when to be a supporter.