Remove Barriers

Remove barriers to achieve goals—rather than pressure people to achieve them.

When leaders are not happy with people who report to them, there is a tendency to add pressure.

Instead of adding pressure, a more successful approach is to ask what are the barriers that are keeping people from doing their best.

We may not be able to remove government and other imposed barriers. However, we can inquire what is within our control that may be hampering others from doing their best.

Leaders, teachers, and parents can use the same approach with young people by asking, "What can I can do to remove barriers preventing you from doing your best?

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