Recently I caught myself using a butter knife to loosen a screw rather than a flat blade screwdriver.
Have you found yourself trying to do a task or project around the house with the wrong tool, or one that isn’t sharp or working properly?
It often ends up being frustrating as we expend too much energy, the outcome isn’t satisfactory, or things get damaged.
I do this sometimes because I’m in a hurry or trying to take a shortcut. Other times I simply don’t possess the right tool for the job.
Our management and leadership skills are like this. Using the wrong tool for the job, or one that isn’t working properly usually results in frustration, wasted energy, and unsatisfactory outcomes.
Worse yet, it can inflict damage.
Instead of managing and leading in our business with incomplete or dull tools, I’d recommend equipping yourself with the right tools that are working properly.
You’ll be a lot happier with the results.
But you’ll need to be committed to not taking shortcuts, and actually investing in equipping with the right tools.