Asking others to do better, to be better is missing perspective.
A more productive approach would be enquiring about what you can do to enable them to do better, to be better. And follow up with what is needed.
An even more productive approach would be to figure out how you can do better, be better. And by simply doing that, make those around you shine brighter, achieve more, reach higher.
Finally, we could take it on our own to change the environment and the rules of the game so that what others are doing or the way they are would already be better.
When we ask others to do better, to be better we sort of take our own responsibility out of the picture. Yet, it feels to me there’s quite a lot we can do to achieve exactly the better we want others to achieve.