Repair or Replace?

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.

Reach For The High Bar

It’s hard to hold high ideals, to put yourself on the hook for living up to something exceptional. It’s not a question of whether or not you will slip up sometimes because of course you will.

The question is how you use those moments to repair, to learn and to teach.

Against the alternative you’d take your chances with someone willing to strive for something great and mess up along the way.

Against the alternative? You’d take that in a heartbeat.


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.