The Monday Mover has been proven to resuscitate readers from across the country. "Being a lifetime employee can be good" is what Judi Alexander from Dallas shared via email. Judi says "each week brings a different approach to concepts heard over the years." I attempt to flip them with a little twist from time to time. Judi recently directed 60 or so co-workers and friends to the Monday Mover. A Practice Manager within a growing software company, she feels her team is lacking a definitive direction in their efforts.
In business we (all) are part of a team. Education is business. Government is business. Non profit initiatives are business. Franchising is business. And in business, the difference in a team’s performance, high performing and reaching extraordinary success lies in establishing mission-oriented goals and concentrated action towards those goals. Reaching a consensus can be exhausting yet mandatory. With execution at the core, let’s quickly cover three steps to becoming part of a better team.
1. Develop several reference points that indicate solid execution. Che Brown calls this your baseline or where you are right now. As part of a team, the reference points reflect the minimums required by everyone. No exceptions as 8am means 8am.
2. Maintain unification and a continuous degree of competence. The moment a teammate strays, does not know about or how to in a situation, coaching, training or both should be scheduled. Does not need to be formal a quick one on one will do.
3. Internal recognition is required - securing external recognition is fun. Expose your team to the community, spearhead an event, do something that gains the public eye. Do something other than sponsoring another Happy Hour.
Not so daunting when kept simple. No worry, next week I’ll discuss a formula for exceptional coaching as we celebrate the one year anniversary of the Monday Mover. By the way, I don’t know Judi Alexander anymore than you do yet she was kind enough to forward the Monday Mover to 60 people! This movement is about sharing thoughts that spawn an attitude anemic to failure. Thanks Judi for engaging others in a sense of purpose. It’s Monday - let’s keep it moving.
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