Sunday, July 10, 2016

We will not all get along all the time - and that's okay!

Sometimes we go into projects or tasks with the expectation that everything must be perfect, or that everyone will agree on all the points and topics. Unless you have some fairy dust and a magic wand, chances are good that it's not going to go exactly like that. Strong people have strong - and different opinions - and that is OKAY. When respect for one another, open communication and the ability to let go of one's ego are are the forefront of the discussions, then the sky is the limit. Pause. Let someone else speak. HEAR what they are saying. "With respect much can be accomplished".

"We are not a team because we work together."

"We are a team because we respect each other and care for each other."

See the difference?

There are so many people who believe they can successfully lead and motivate a group. There IS more to it than just saying "I'm the boss". Do you have all the components of a good leader?

"Anyone can preach a good sermon but it takes a special person to quietly lead by example."

Keep your eye on the prize! Remember - it's about the final team goal, not being able to brag "I" did this.....

When you can truly inspire and motivate others, THEN you have achieved the goal.

Building others up and focusing on what they bring to the group effort includes everyone's strengths.

"Together everyone achieves more"

....always remember what is at the heart and soul of interaction, teamwork and community building; respect.

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