When teams do not have a clear authority structure, they do not have a clear resource structure. Everyone should know exactly who to talk to when they need something. Operating under authority comes with the benefit of having a place outside of ourselves to get resources from. When we link the idea of authority providing resources, we
Every team has an authority structure. Some teams have an ambiguous structure that doesn’t clearly define who reports to who. Other teams operate in a way that clearly identifies who is responsible for what and who reports to who. This clarity in authority is vital in moments of conflict, accountability, and adversity.
We don’t always get to pick our team but when we do, it is a great opportunity to put together a special group of people that will work together to accomplish more. A no brainer when we are talking about forming a team, right? If it’s such a no brainer, then why do so many teams put
When a team progresses, it is important that it adjusts for the increases that come with growth and success. Consistent winning is rare because many routines that got us to a peak of success will not keep us there. Winning is deceptive in that it makes us feel as if we have everything figured out. The best
Passion can be polarizing. Passion fuels emotion and emotions can turn conversations into games, battles, or wars to be won. If I am passionate about my stance, I am not looking to change my mind. If I notice that I don’t share a passion with another person, it might be best to avoid the topic. Energy and
You often get to pick your team and when you do, it’s worth finding out what inspires a person. Our thoughts, preferences, and complaints betray our inspiration. When I complain, I am talking about what I care deeply about in that moment. Complaints can seem pretty banal when we pay attention to what we actually say. That
What do feel would make all the difference in the world? What do you think about? That is what inspires you. For some, it’s about a cause that would change the world. For others, inspiration is found in getting to the weekend without a hassle. Which do you want on your team?
Teams require some sort of inspiration or else they will just go through the motions. There has to be something beyond the task for the task to be accomplished to its full potential. We use the word “inspired” when we see something truly remarkable that stands out among similar tasks or performances. What inspires the team?
I sometimes think that people are looking for an excuse to do something that is not acceptable. Why is winning a Super Bowl an excuse to riot? Why is a disagreement an excuse to slander someone? What dark desires lurk under our public surface that are just waiting for an excuse to manifest in an action we
Do I want help if I need help? If not, then it makes sense to remain blissfully unaware of the need by never really looking to see if help is needed. Those that want to improve daily lean into the the built-in self-defense systems that like to say “nothing to see here!”. Don’t Jedi mind trick yourself