The power in a meaningful company doing work that matters is in the people’s will to sustain the pursuit of being better. Nobody can take that away from you besides you.
December 16 2018
What threatens the success of your team?
Most threats are entirely self-inflicted. Consider these two mindsets:
- Protecting your job from John, “because he’s better at it than you are. If he gets it, the team will have better work, but you’re out of a job. Time to defend yourself and put John back in his place.”
- Handing your job to John, “if he’s better at it than you are, or collaborate if he wants to learn. The team grows, and your culture indicates you’ll have new work that focuses on your strengths.”
The quality and body of our work are determined by the quality and culture of our team. Which of the two mindsets sounds more like yours?