There Are No Difficult People There Are Only Different Personalities – Richard Flint
“Difficult” happens when we don’t slow down and invest the time and the energy to get to know the personality.
Every person is two things. They’re the person that you see and their personality which you experience because it’s all about gaining the insights that you need to be able to work more efficiently and more effectively with the people by understanding their personality.
You can’t lead a person that you don’t understand
The understanding comes from understanding their personality traits.
Coach Vs Mentor
A coach is someone who walks into a human’s life at one level and a mentor comes into a human life and deals with all four rooms of their life:
1) their business
2) their family
3) their social
4) their personal
The mentor’s role is to be able to help them find the balance they need in order to have less stress, greater calmness and clarity.
Reversing CEO Burnout
Sometimes with people that have been in business for a long time the business starts to wear them down. As the business wears on them mentally it increases their emotions and their creativity is lessened.
They get stuck and they’re not certain what to do. The role of the mentor is to help them understand what it is that you were successfully doing previously but not doing now.
Restoring The Passion
What is usually missing is passion and commitment to the business. The purpose of being a leader today is being reinvented and what previously was the right way is not something that we can continue today.
There has to be a change in attitude and a desire to recreate who you need to be in order to be the leader in the business today.
There is a lack of positive response to change out there today.
The number one fear that people have with change is that it takes them out of their comfortable routine.
So many people build something and then when they feel it’s okay they just let it go into a world of sameness.
They don’t challenge it and so when the world of business reinvents itself which is what it’s doing today, all of a sudden the word change becomes an important part of who they are and what they’re doing.
They don’t know how to deal with it and so what happens is rather than change creating a process of improvement, change creates a reaction that is fueled by fear.
What we have to do is get people out of the fear mentality and back into looking for what the change can create in terms of improvement.