Different or better

Different or Better?

Have you ever noticed the radically different approaches people take to preparing Thanksgiving dinner?

Scott might order the whole thing from a caterer just to have it done.

Jenny asks what they can bring, then shows up early with extra, and offers to help chop, cook, set the table, or watch the kids – whatever you need.

Joe loves creating a feast and schedules everything to arrive at the table precisely 60 minutes after the guests arrive – whether they’ve actually arrived or not.

And Tina relishes the conversation among friends and family, forgetting what’s in the oven. The food might be overcooked or late, but the camaraderie, wine, and laughter are fantastic.

There’s no wrong or right way to do Thanksgiving. (Although David’s on Joe’s side and I’m with Tina all the way).

People are different.

And thankfully, just like your family at Thanksgiving, the people on your team are wonderfully different, too.

However they show up, each person brings a different gift to your team.

Recognize their gifts. Help them leverage the unique magic they bring to the team.

You need them. You need all the magic you can get.

To our U.S. readers: Happy Thanksgiving!

To our readers around the world: we are thankful for you and the Let’s Grow Leaders community.

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Karin Hurt David Dye

Karin Hurt and David Dye help leaders achieve breakthrough results without losing their soul. They are keynote leadership speakers, trainers, and the award-winning authors of Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results Without Losing Your Soul. Karin is a top leadership consultant and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders. A former Verizon Wireless executive, she was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of great leadership speakers. David Dye is a former executive, elected official, and president of Let's Grow Leaders, their leadership training and consulting firm.

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