The pressure your team is under to win against incredible odds creates an illusion that to succeed you have two choices:

  1. The team must change who they are, or
  2. Everyone must do more work with fewer resources.

Both options are daunting (even scary) and require levels of effort most employees increasingly refuse to give.

The teams I am seeing consistently persevere during challenging times seize upon a third choice: They activate and amplify the brilliance they already possess.

It is an important reminder to teams that must succeed in doing something that seems unachievable:
Seldom is the solution found in “doing more.” Instead, the answer comes in being more:

  • Courageous
  • Curious
  • Forgiving
  • Accepting
  • Collaborative
  • Directive
  • Honest
  • Autonomous (non-defensive)

There is urgency in this: More than ever your role as a collaborative leader includes elevating the consciousness of those around you.

If your team is to meet the moment in front of them, team members must first be reminded that they still retain these ultimate choices: They can choose both the experience they want to have and who they want to become as they move forward.

We have moved into a new era of business. Big things are being asked of employees daily. The definition of success has evolved past an assessment of what you have done – and now includes an awareness of who you have become in the process.

Instead of “doing more” today, how will you “be more”?



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