People often argue over the point. Trying to drive home their argument. Leaving the other party dead in the water.
Getting our point across is not the goal of leadership.
What’s Wrong With Making A Point
In theory, there’s nothing wrong with making a point. A point is what we want to get across to someone.
What’s wrong with making a point is how we often do it.
We belittle the other person’s opinion. Destroying their self-esteem. Tearing them down rather than building them up.
We value the point over the person.
If our goal is to get the point across over the value of a person, we’re not leading. We’re being forceful and coercing.
That’s not where we need to head as leaders.
Make A Difference, Not A Point
Our goal should be to make a difference. Not a point.