Last night, Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at 11:30pm, I had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life by putting down our family pet, Charcoal, of 17 years due to health issues.
I was full of emotions as I struggled with making a life/death decision without Charcoal’s say in the matter.
I started to think about his quality of life and how it had deteriorated since 2002. He was no longer the energetic and playful cat I once knew. And objectively looking at his situation, gave me a strange sense of comfort in my decision making process.
As I sat in bed that evening, I started to think about the concept of “quality of life” from a leadership perspective. Whether pushing back on unrealistic requests, giving constructive feedback, to letting an employee go. As a leader, we are required to handle challenging situations.
When we encounter these situations, think about the “quality of life” from the perspective of the individual, team, and company.
Will your decision bring life, creating a thriving culture of productivity or will it lead to chaos, impacting the work environment in a negative way.
Make sure the decisions you make in your professional and personal career focus on ensuring the best “quality of life” possible.