Quote from John Maxwell, courtesy of Bob Stewart.
“Law of the Niche: People are most valuable where they add the most value.”
Duh, right? No brainer. Obvious. Get a clue. You can’t be serious.
In the hectic pace with which we travel through our days (weeks, months), we often miss the most basic of life’s truths.
This happens to me with our son. I’ll get caught up in my work, and the next thing you know, the week has flown by and our son has done amazing things, but guess who hasn’t noticed? Guess who wasn’t there to add a little coaching, a little fun, a little encouragement?
Guess what else?
Life is like this. Always was, is now, and always will be. Whatever your level in your organization, you must find your own ways to stay engaged, to stay passionate.
I see so many people who are stuck. Many of them leaders, responsible for inspiring and developing others, the way a parent does with children.
They get stuck managing their to-do list instead of inspiring and developing their people. Just like a Parent. Just like me.
But the days (weeks, months) fly by.
Our son can not wait for me to find the time. His life marches on at an incredible pace. He will not slow down for me. I must find the way(s) to keep up with him.
Same is true as a leader, and as an employee who follows orders. Same as you. You must figure this out yourself and not wait.
Because if you don’t, what are you stuck with?