The Mediocre Mindset
When teams set out to be excellent, they make statements that are intended to communicate a commitment to protecting a certain value or practice to make sure that value or practice is something the team not only aspires to but actually becomes. Unfortunately, when that commitment meets inconvenience, mediocre teams find reasons to de-commit to what they were so initially fired up about when their vision for their future went unchallenged by reality. This is where the mediocre mindset is revealed. Great teams are actually willing to suffer for their values and commitments. Mediocre teams value the reasonable excuse to abandon that which they initially held so dear.