It’s never the people; it’s the environment.
When things are not going well, many people in leadership positions make all kinds of personnel changes hoping that the situation will improve. Still, in many instances, the status quo always prevails, and nothing changes.
Many underperforming companies, for example, became world-class simply because the leader changed the environment in the first instance. Was it easy? No, did it happen overnight? No, it requires a concentrated effort and a disciplined mindset to make the change successful.
That's why leaders inspire, motivate, mentor, coach their team to become the best. Leadership is about recognizing that your people are the organization’s most precious resource. When the fundamentals of leadership are embedded in the organization’s DNA (inspiration, purpose, values, vision.), and everyone is singing from the same hymn book, your organization will find its pulse of existence to become one of the best in the world.
It's never the people; it's the environment.