Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Every leader deals with this. Parents make decisions that kids will never understand. You could take the time to explain it but most of the time kids won't understand until they are parents themselves. Teachers make decisions that students don't understand, and they never will until they become teachers. Principals make decisions that teachers don't understand, superintendents make decisions that principals don't understand, etc... The same could be said for any employee and supervisor combination.
Decisions rarely make everyone happy and sometimes you have to agree to disagree. The important thing is to keep that line of communication open to prevent assumptions from being made. This way people will have the opportunity to see where you're coming from and at the very least be upset for the right reasons. :)