Leadership Minute: You Can’t Please Everybody


We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public. – Walt Disney

It’s one of the little secrets of leadership that makes a big personal difference. When you come to terms with the fact that you can’t please everybody you will be a much happier person and more focused leader. You will always have critics. But your focus is not on pleasing the critics but in being your best and doing your best without all the stress. Live to make a difference. Be kind and gracious to all. Don’t fret of over the critics. Life is too short and your dreams are too big to let it get to you.


About dougdickerson

I am an internationally recognized leadership speaker, columnist, and author. My books include: "Leaders Without Borders: 9 Essentials for Everyday Leaders", "Great Leaders Wanted", "Leadership by the Numbers", and "It Only Takes a Minute: Daily Inspiration for Leaders on the Move". I live outside beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
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