You’re not in the “Make People Happy” Business
As a leader, “You can’t make everyone happy”. With that said, let me give you one business lesson: “Your job is not to make everyone happy”. As a matter of fact, it’s impossible to make everyone happy. On top of that it’s unimportant. Your job is actually more about making people better than it is about making them happy. So how do we suggest you make them better?
Run your business/department more like a team than a family: We tolerate family members who don’t carry their weight or measure up to our standards because they are family. Family model mindsets just won’t work in the business world. If you want a high-performance business then you need to run it like a team. Members of teams must prove themselves over and over again, there is pressure to perform, members are held accountable, and non-performers don’t make the cut.