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.
The identity of your team is not formed by what you say. How your team is perceived is determined by what you and others do.
Unlike the thumb print of a human that cannot be altered, your team’s identity can be architected. Those who intentionally and consistently shape what makes their team unique create a future of their choosing.
True collaboration (defined as an exercise that creates new value for the organization) occurs when members of the group see themselves or identify with the enterprise over their function/platform/region.
You fail your team if you expect team members to adapt their styles or approach to meet yours. The goal is for everyone to grow stronger – together.
What distinguishes your organization from others is when the people with whom you work choose to matter.