This is not always easy, but you can create a culture of candor and accountability. You do it through practice and habit. When you understand the psychology, structure, and cadence of communication, you can leverage this to drive performance.
I am reading from Pyramid of Success by Coach John Wooden and Jay Carty. They build a pyramid with building blocks of character and behavior. One of the building blocks is Team Spirit. Coach Wooden
knows a little about Teams. He helped the UCAL Basketball team when 10 championships in a twelve year period. The UCLA Bruins in his tenure had 885 wins to 203 losses.
Coach points out that anyone of his starters could have stood out as a super star or …
I was reading an Article recently by Rev. Chris Michaels. In it he says, “Sometimes the greatest temptation in life is to settle for less than we really want.” How often does this
happen in the business world? We’ve all heard things like:
– “You know it is better to go along and get along.”
– “Not everyone wants the same things you want.”
– “You have higher standards than everybody else.”
Does that mean we settle? I remember several years ago at a company …
Recently my Toastmaster friend Jim gave a speech on Reticence and asked us the question, “what happened to it?” He did a great job of showing how it has apparently
disappeared as he shared the story of the flight where the lady (a stranger) next to him told the story of her urinary tract infection. Yuck. Or the other gentleman who asked him about the
military’s “Don’t ask don’t tell” policy, and then proceeded to regale Jim with the …