Most is an overrated designation.

Most people may like you at work, but if your boss doesn’t, you have a serious problem.

Most people voted for Hillary Clinton in the election, yet she did not become president.

Most people may think you are talented, but if the coach doesn’t want you, you won’t make the team.

Don’t waste your energy trying to get the “most” people to do anything. Focus your energy on convincing the right people of your value and the rest will take care of itself.

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

I'm the chief connector at leadership dots where I serve as "the string" for individuals and organizations. Like stringing pearls together to make a necklace, "being the string" is an intentional way of thinking and behaving – making linkages between things that otherwise appear random or unconnected – whether that be supervising a staff, completing a dissertation or advancing a project in the workplace. I share daily leadership dots on my blog to provide examples of “the string” in action. I use the string philosophy through coaching, consulting and teaching to help others build capacity in themselves and their organizations. I craft analogies and metaphors that help people comprehend complex topics and understand their role in the system. My favorite work involves helping those new to supervision or newly promoted supervisors build confidence and learn the skills necessary to effectively lead their team.

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