Fix your Environment First
When things are not going well, we change staff, replace employees or transfer individuals, hoping the situation will improve. But unfortunately, in many instances, that same situation remains the same. For example, I remember a CEO talking to someone and saying, “my staff is not performing, and we are not achieving our objectives. Therefore, we must make some changes if the company has any chance of generating any profits.”
The CEO further indicated, “Oh no, the problem is not me; the problem is the staff.” So, when all was said and done, new personnel was brought in, but you know what, surprise, surprise, the status quo prevailed, and the company went right back to square one. Why! The environment remained the same.
According to Simon Sinek, leaders are responsible for creating an environment in which people feel they can be their best because it’s not the people; it’s the environment.