Leaders who desire to please everyone, in reality, end up attempting to please only those who matter least.
Leaders need wisdom to identify the people who aren’t good for them. A few qualities stand out: negativity, cynicism, malicious, deceptive, self-centered, and venomous are unhealthy for any relationship.
The ability to walk away rests upon knowing the value of one’s own mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health, and walking away takes courage.
The wisdom to know the people who aren’t good for us and the courage to walk away from them are steps toward a happier and healthier leadership.