Times are tough. Resources are scarce. Stocks are down. Stress is high.
How is your team performing and responding to the pressure?
Here’s the elephant in the office: As work gets tougher many teams speed down the road to a dysfunctional state. They cultivate a culture of fear. Like leaves falling in autumn, excuses drop on why success can’t be reached. And CYA tactics permeate every meeting.
In the future, will your team be a memory – or become memorable?
STOMP THE ELEPHANT
“It’s easy when it’s easy,” says a friend named Kevin. “You set yourself apart when things are difficult.”
From Rudy to Apollo 13, Hollywood has provided an ample supply of “against all odds” success stories. Yet, just because your team doesn’t live in Hollywood, it doesn’t mean they can’t create their own Hollywood finish.
Everyone knows this: There will be organizations that come out of this “mess” victorious. And equally amazing: Even though this trek down a darker road may be new, you already know why select organizations will succeed. Among other steps, they’ll:
- Master their focus. Instead of lamenting what they can’t control, they will consistently focus on solutions;
- Create a culture of inclusion rather than exclusion. No one person has the answer to this riddle. It will only be revealed through collaboration; and
- They’ll have leveraged their greatest strengths by focusing on what’s already working rather than what’s not.
Have you ever had the desire to see your team demonstrate their greatness in a way that is recognized by posterity? Then you’ve never had a moment like now.
Is this your time? The answer is yours.
Where will you lead – where will you stomp elephants – today?