Teamwork Requires A "We" Focus

by blogadmin 12. October 2020 06:38

You hear organizations talk about silos, and people not working well with each other. At heart, these issues are based on a “me” focus. What are my goals, my needs, and my desires? Questions such as, “Am I better off staying here?” are focused on ‘my’ needs versus what I am contributing to make this a great team and great place to work.

True teamwork is about a “we” focus. With a “we” focus, we are attuned to the needs of others on the team, we see our goals through what is best for the team, and we give freely to others without keeping track of how much others have given to us. A better question is, how are we contributing to the team here? Are we giving to our peers?

A “we” focus allows us and others to be authentic by directing our focus on the collective goals, thus how we can assist our team members in reaching these goals. It creates joy from working as a team to accomplish something important and that is bigger than any one person. It produces the realization that we can do so much more when combining our talents and that we truly are aiming for the same outcomes.

Where is your focus today? Let’s strengthen our teams by adopting a “we” focus and watch the tremendous impact made as a result.


Set The Bar High

by blogadmin 18. September 2020 02:05

     Strong leadership is not about how much you earn or your title, it is about your ability to challenge yourself and others to act with integrity, purpose, and to set high standards. Mediocrity and complacency should be rejected in favor of stretching further and challenging ourselves to reach new goals.

     Additionally, if leaders model the behaviors and attitudes they wish to see from their teams, their credibility, and the trust in them grows. How leaders act will have greater impact on their team than mere words. Your actions will create momentum and show your commitment to excel.

     In what areas can you challenge yourself to greater excellence? Commit to being a leader that others can trust and want to emulate! 


Are You Ready to Succeed?

by blogadmin 5. August 2020 01:10



There is a myth that states that ‘Once we get past this (whatever this is), everything will be fine.’  Embedded in that statement is the idea that once we get over certain obstacles, life will be normal or smooth again.   For many, there is a belief that success is having things run smoothly, the lack of obstacles, and enjoying stability.

However, the reality is that growth and learning often comes hand in hand with obstacles.  In fact, I would suggest that the more important something is to accomplish, the more obstacles there will be.  If there were no challenges, we would already have accomplished that goal.  Success requires us to be ready to encounter obstacles and stretch further than before.

As leaders our goal should be focused on how far we can stretch to make new and important contributions.  Approach obstacles with an understanding that rolling up our sleeves and digging in is how we learn and expand our abilities. This stretching and learning makes us stronger and more capable of leading those we serve.  It requires us to give the best of what we have to offer if we are to accomplish great things. 

Ask yourself whether you are:

                *Playing it safe.  Are you using obstacles as an excuse not to stretch and try new things?

                *Complaining.  Are you complaining about how hard it is to grow instead of committing to the challenge?

                *Waiting for the perfect time.  Are you waiting until everything is perfected, or everyone agrees on the direction?

You can change your trajectory!  Rise to success one obstacle at a time.

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