May 21, 2015

Take a moment


The work of teams is different every day. Goals and plans and milestones and deliverables, teams spend most of their time working towards something specific, all the time knowing that each milestone is only one of many and the road just keeps rolling along.

Execution mode, head down working hard, it’s easy to see each summit flash by without ceremony or pause.

That’s a mistake.

Just like at New Year, take a moment to kick back, celebrate the end of one thing and the beginning of the next.

Not so much to reflect back or gaze forward, but just to look away from the rock. Acknowledge the suffering and pain of climbing the mountain with those around you. Empathy will bring you together and sharing the moment makes it stronger.

Skippy Strategy: Next milestone: take a moment, stand still. Celebrate together.