ISA for All, Team Building

Good and Bad Together

There are good, inspiring leaders and there are weak and poor managers. I’ve worked for them and worked with them. Guess what? I learned from all of them. Inspired by the good ones and challenged with the not-so-good ones too.

Just because I am employed I should never deceive myself into thinking I am working for somebody else. What we become, learn, do and develop is what we get out of our work. And good or bad management, well, they are just part of the equation and the day I stopped blaming them is the day I start growing up.

The genius at the top doesn’t make the team look good. A good team makes the person at the top look like a genius. You bet! 🙂 And while others are concerned with making themselves look good, the good leaders inspire and bring out the best in their people.

Fight or Flight, Gratitude, Relationships, Team Building

Encouragement

Encouragement is powerful and is much needed. However, encouragement is biodegradable. It needs to be given from time to time. Negative comments are even more powerful. It can debilitate a person. Experts say that for every one negative comment given and received, it takes nine positive comments to just recover and to break even. So be an encourager. Be more concerned with building up rather than constantly tearing down.

True friends say good things behind your back and bad things to your face simply because they care. This is just one part of the equation. The other part says that the person who wants to improve would take the criticism positively.

The same principle applies to giving and receiving feedback in the work place. Do not bear grudges when given negative feedback. Take it as a challenge to improve. And do not be harsh and rude with giving feedback as well. Be constructive and be encouraging. This is effective leadership at work.

Fight or Flight, Purpose

Selective Battles

I have been in battle with people over values and principles. What I have learned is that I need to be selective about the battles I fight. For certain people, to battle them constantly is inconsequential no matter how much truth you present. Sometimes we need to conserve our energy and use it on more productive endeavour.

Discussions are always better than arguments because an argument is to find out WHO is right, and a discussion is to find WHAT is right. Learn to discuss reasonably and righteously. Those who do not have this capacity would only raise their voices and increase their arguments rather than to humbly and honestly look at the issues and improve their discussions. To take them on is an exercise in futility. Keep calm. Focus on the issues and treat it with truth.

Achieving Dream, Personality Development, Team Building

Team Player

Small dreams are reached alone. Great dreams require others.

You can’t succeed alone. This is why God gives us people and friends. Scriptures say: A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Learn to work as a team player and do not attempt to be a lone ranger.

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ~Henry Ford

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