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My father-in-law taught Deborah, my wife, a great business and personal lesson. He would often say:
“Never drop your standards”.
Now, I don’t think that any of us deliberately go out of our way to drop our standards.
It just happens.
But, if we aren’t vigilant and conscious of our game, before you know it, we find ourselves playing at a much lower level than what we are capable of. We start accepting it as the “new norm”.
Don’t let it happen!
In this video, I outline what it means to:
- Normalise the Deviation
- Raise your awareness of how this may be happening to you
- How to avoid it in the first place
- How to get back on track
What’s interesting is that we filmed this video long before the COVID-19 lockdown, where working only from home was a deviation for many. Will it become the new norm?
If you’re not careful, what starts out as a high performing TEAM can quickly deviate into a team of high performing INDIVIDUALS.
We get pulled back into doing our own thing or managing our own function. Getting fixated on being the best we can be, rather than the best the team can be and focussing on the whole.
It becomes the norm.
Want to make sure your team is focussing on total business results and embracing the awesome power of collaboration across boundaries?
Contact us to have a chat about our silo-busting team workshop Our Best: Transforming High Performing Individuals into a High Performance Team.
Until next time…
Find the Passion
Develop the Skills
Make the Numbers
Make a Difference
AND most importantly,
Paul Mitchell (@Paul_S_Mitchell) is a speaker, author, transformational leadership coach and founder of the human enterprise. Through leadership coaching, leadership development programmes, keynotes and facilitation, Paul works with organisations to build cultures where everybody leads.
This Leadership Development Programme is specifically designed for intact teams. It provides teams with a foolproof system for understanding each other and breaking down any barriers to effective collaboration. In doing this, Our Best shifts the responsibility of ‘teamwork’ and the success of the team to each individual member, not just the formal leader(s).
In his #1 Amazon Best Selling book, Your Leadership Diamond, Paul Mitchell reveals how in a period of just seven weeks, you can take your leadership to a whole new level. He inspires us to see ourselves as diamonds that just need a little polishing to really shine. You’ll discover simple, practical advice, for time-poor leaders who wish to transform the way they lead at work, at home and in their communities.