My friend, a contractor, was lamenting about a house he was helping to build. The cupboards for the kitchen had been on back order, and when they finally arrived, they were the wrong ones. It meant the kitchen wouldn’t be finished in time for the preview showing and would likely cause a delay in selling the place.

I got a good laugh when I read the advertisement for the open house.  After the usual description of the property, it read: “Still time to pick your kitchen cabinets.”

This back order became a selling point.  What can you do to turn your negative situation into a positive?

— beth triplett

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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