So you’ve worked hard to make sure that the right people are on the bus. With all the pressures of an organization like yours, how can you make the decision to move people from one seat on the bus to another? Actually, this is a time when you cannot make any other decision…and still succeed. Carl George was right when he said, "Leaders allocate the finite resources of the organization to the critical growth path." There’s a lot in that statement. First, only leaders are able to make the right call. Hesitation, second guessing, and blinking in the face of confrontation…is not the realm of leadership.
Second, resources are always finite. Whether you’re talking about funding or the right people, they’re always in limited supply. It’s a zero sum game.
Last, there really is a single critical growth path. That is not an overstatement.
Tough spot isn’t it? That’s why it’s called leadership.