A boss once told me, "if it were easy I could hire anyone to do it, it isn't, that is why you are here." Work has challenged me recently. A rare Saturday afternoon work session, that I really needed to be a part of, after a troubled night. I have had to deal with some issues of rudeness and incivility. I take this personally. It keeps me awake at night.
At times I have to make decisions that I don't like. Decisions that don't make everyone happy. At my core, I want to please others, if it were easy I would. It is not, I can't, and that hurts.
I am debating a virtual national conference, or an in person conference for a year from now. This is a lose - lose decision. If I go virtual, those who yearn to meet fact to face will be disappointed. If I go in person, those who are uncomfortable traveling, will be unhappy. Hybrid is the ultimate answer, doing that well is very expensive and requires a lot of talent. Doing hybrid cheaply, results in neither the in-person audience or the virtual audience having a good experience. I have a limited budget, a cost sensitive audience, and limited staff resources. Ultimately I will have to make the hard choice, of who do I disappoint? If it were an easy decision . . .
Someday we will be able to sit by the river and examine the rocks, in the meantime, there is work to be done, and it isn't easy.