You’ve done all that you know is right but yet you are still facing oppositions. You’ve tried carrying everyone along, but some have chosen to be on the fence, neither here nor there. You think they are with you but their actions speaks the opposite…what do you do?
Leading a group to success is usually one of the most difficult tasks you can ever undertake. You will need to particularly watch out for this if you are working on a group project.
One of the things I have come to realize with group project is that you will come across people who will make your group success a tedious task. You will find people who will not play their expected roles, neither will they back out for others to take up those roles while yet another bunch will be specialized in ‘destructive’ criticism of what you have done.
Steve Backley once said “Like everything in life, it is not what happens to you that really matters but how you respond to it that counts”. In such situations, it is up to you to decide how you choose to respond. You might want to take the fighting position, the dialoging, the ignoring, the confronting etc. But you must first ask yourself if it will give you what you want and if the individual is actually worth it.
At other times it might need a little compromise to win such people over. The key method here is absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, but add what is essentially your own. You should also bear in mind that you can’t win them all. You might have to let some go in order for you to succeed.
You do not need to please everyone, actually you can’t, all you need is a good bunch of people who believes in you and are ready to go the extra mile with you.
Once you’ve been able to get these, your success is near.
And I believe you will.
Have a lovely Thursday.
I honour you!