January 7, 2019

Expecting the differences


There are two kinds of people in the world: you, and everyone else.

The big difference? You are the only one hooked up the way you are, and everyone else isn’t. 

Which is the way things should always be. Each of us a special darling. Each wired slightly/incredibly different.

The problem comes when we stop expecting the differences. When we start acting like everyone else should think like us and do things our way.  The way I’d like.

Our job isn’t to find the right buttons we need to push so everyone works to the same specification as us. Our job is to bring the talents together and work out, between us, how to do things together that would otherwise be impossible – and in a way that keeps all of us engaged and working towards goals we care about. 

Skippy strategy: Don’t manage for compliance, manage for engagement.