Repair when most of what’s there is working as it should.
Replace when most of what’s there is not.
It’s expensive – time and money – to get this wrong if the subject is a home repair.
It’s expensive – time, money, morale, productivity, loyalty – to get this wrong if the subject is a team member.
There’s a time to support, develop and coach. And there’s a time to move on. A leader’s value is determined by his ability to know the difference.
DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world.