“What do you mean we can’t get rid of those weeds in time? Then go over there and put some fancy signs with Latin names in front of them.”
I love this quote from Walt Disney, always have. In this environment, you can’t say no to clients too much. You have to do everything you can to take care of them. Actually, we should not have needed an economic crisis to learn this lesson but that’s a message for another day.
We all have to figure a way out to survive; we have to deal with the cards that are dealt. Those who will win in the business environment are the ones that figure out a way to go around, go under, go over, do whatever they have to do to succeed. Expect a lot from your team but expect more from yourself. When you do that, it’s amazing the lesson you are teaching to your team!