April 13, 2024

The corner


It’s possible that, working on your own over there in your corner, you’re brilliant and doing an amazing job. That all that you do is contributing to the whole and creating opportunities and potential that could be game changing … if only people knew what you’re up to.

The problem is the corner.

The problem is that not only are your team unaware of the opportunities, they’re also skeptical of what you say because they have no insight into the process that created all those thoughts and ideas. So they second guess and go around you.

Do things in the open.

Bring your team inside the process, explain the thinking and development, point to the leaps of faith and risks you’ve considered. Ask for their counsel, add their insight, multiply the muscle.

Make it a team game.

Skippy strategy: When you do your thing, do it in the open.