Prepare new people as they arrive

A giraffe calf can’t stand up and walk after an hour and within a week, starts testing vegetation. They know the rules of living in this world and soon take their responsibilities on their shoulders. They do not waste time complaining, simply learn the rules and roll the ball.

Now, look at yourself, how you treat your newcomers? Do you have any special welcome meeting for them or do you just let them go with the flow, assuming them as an expert? Do you provide proper training and make them understand what they are supposed to do or expect they will bring massive results without even telling them?

New customers are the key to sustain in this competitive world. You feed them with a silver spoon and keep them in a comfortable zone, making them lazy and dependent. This is a common challenge nowadays in the corporate world. Whenever new employees come to our organization, we feel it would not be right to pay much labor to teach them and make them responsible for their necessities, as they are new to the organization. We think they know their role and this is the time to enjoy, work can be done later. Unfortunately, and unknowingly, we make them unproductive from the very beginning. Our casual approach towards our new blood leads us to failure. This is not the end; in the future, they copy and follow the same legacy. Newcomers, in their early days, are very motivated, ready to go beyond their limits if we guide them well. But we leave them to waste their time, destroy their motivation and sometimes their career too.

Despite leaving them to chill, you should make them responsible from the beginning. You must let them know about their roles and responsibilities, threats and opportunities, rules and regulations, limits, and freedom.

Next time a new person arrives in your organization, make them self-dependent. Make it clear what they need to do and what you will provide them. As a leader, do teach them how to fight in the beginning. Let them know, the kick which you are kicking them is for their well-being. You might sound harsh but that’s the only way for a better outcome. At first, try your best not to help them and let them fight alone. Help only when they are about to die. They may hate you but when they will see their development, they will become your fan and will follow your lead forever.

This paragraph is taken from the book “Struggle Scream Success.” The author, Banty Barman, a twenty-six years old lone wolf has beautifully depicted 101 leadership lessons for entrepreneurs from his experience of six incredible years in the direct selling industry. Born and raised in Kolkata, WB and completed his graduation from Calcutta University. His first title “A Mistake that changed my Life.” is a love story where he depicted his true love and emotions for his school life girlfriend in it. Contact him at


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