Each day you wake up with one thing on your mind:
What Do I Need To Do Better?
The concept of that which keeps us up at night is an ongoing call to find solutions for the things we seem incapable of fixing. When we find a way to enter into slumber, the light of day is met with optimism. Lacing up the cleats is much more empowering than staring at the ceiling.
Micro-Management is the world's least effective workforce tactic because it is a reactive approach based in analyzing inefficiencies as they happen.
Think about it.....
When an 8 year old kid drops a fly ball and you yell at them in front of a crowd full of people, what do you think they're reaction might be.... Embarrassment?
Even an 8 year old knows when they fucked up.... your ability to point it out makes you a bully, not a leader. While we would assume a workforce of adults more adept at handling criticism, the motivational premise remains in tact.
Your employees know when they have under-performed. Emphasizing their failures reduces them to 8 year olds.
After we awake and take action the other side of the Teeter Totter gains weight.
Ask your network for help and 2 or 3 people will come calling. Ask your network what you are doing wrong and the internet will crash with activity.
At some point people stopped helping one another and stared competing. What was an effort to elevate all participant skills was replaced by minimizing one's competitors.
People love to gossip because it is a deflection method:
Stop analyzing your faults and deflect on others.
This is the part of the movie when the underdog becomes a hero by sticking up for herself!!!!
When you give power to those who seek to replace your effort with their words, you deny yourself the opportunity to try.
Bullies are a funny bunch. They put their hands forward to ensure you do not get too close to them. They speak and speak without listening... and when you call their bluff, they crumble.
With the awakening of each day the question of what we can do better has to be accompanied by the process of counting our blessings.
Last I checked, we are all still here, ready to fight the good fight!
Back a Man in the corner long enough and he's gonna come out swinging......
Push back and balance the Teeter Totter!
Don't Forget to Remember!