Throughout the month of March, we’ve centered our posting around what to do when the outcome is not what you expected. Our past posts have touched on:
- Unexpected Death or Disability,
- Unexpected Success, and
- When recovering from setbacks, one must Try, Try Again!
This week’s post touches on a tricky subject. What do you do when others not only don’t play along, but don’t play nicely at that. We all know that there’s a fine line between constructive criticism and overt negativity, but how do you decide which advice to heed and when to leave the naysayers behind?
Since this is a tricky topic and different for everyone, depending on the situation, we decided to open this week’s blog up as a feedback forum. We’ve listed some common scenarios for encountering push-back below, but as we well know, our list certainly isn’t comprehensive. Please use the comments feature below to add your two-cents on how you would deal with that situation or even better how you’ve dealt with a similar situation in the past.
What would (did) you do if (when):
- Your employees decided they were not on board with your strategic growth plan.
- Your business partner no longer has the same values and goals for the business as you.
- A friend or colleague overhears your new idea…and beats you out the gate with it.
- Your spouse is not happy with your business now that it’s up and running.
- Your kids are not interested in taking over the family business.
While the above are by no means comprehensive (as we previously stated), we do hear similar stories all too frequently. Let us know in the comments section how you would or did combat a similar situation or situations. We can’t wait to hear from you!