April 26, 2020

Clipping the hurdles


There are definitely people on your team that you know aren’t giving their best, and you know that’s because you’re not giving your best to them. You know that your current method of management isn’t working, that you’re clipping the hurdles on every third step, and that both of you could do better if you worked on your rhythm.

Take responsibility. Start by trying. Find something you need to do together, running shoulder to shoulder, and take the opportunity to talk about the running and the opportunity as you go. No big deal. No ultimatums. No anger management. Just put on your shoes and head out the door together, and keep on running and talking and running and talking until you know each other better and you know how to help each other better.

And then do what you now know to do.

Skippy strategy: Show them that they matter.