Did you say that you wanted teamwork?
April 15, 2010
Okay, this has been said so many times by so many people before me but I still have to get it off my chest so please bear with me.
You HAVE to be consistent between what you say and what you do. What you do matters. It does. It’s okay to think otherwise but then you’re wrong.
If you tell your spouse that he/she looks good and shake your head from side to side while saying it, you’re not sending the correct signals.
If you tell your kids to only cross the road when they have a green light but you jaywalk yourself because you don’t see any cars, you’re not sending the correct signals.
If you tell people to work toghether to achieve the best possible result and you still post top 10 lists of individual results, then Mr. T will most certainly pity you.
If you want people to cooperate and work as a team, you can not measure and reward individual performance. Don’t look at me, I didn’t make this up, it’s the freakin’ law.