One pain point continually rises to the top of my clients’ and colleagues’ list of challenges. It’s voiced in various ways, using many different words, but it always boils down to the same thing:
How do I get the
< recognition | promotion | respect | resources (tools, people, money, time) | appreciation | your favorite thing here >
that I/my team < deserve | need | want >?
Even when voicing seemingly completely different concerns, this one plea is most often at the root of why we feel we can’t achieve our goals to deliver value, get results, and impact our companies and our customers. It’s true of individuals and teams, and focusing on this thought is insidious, destructive, and victim-making. “It’s hard!” we cry, and we resort to politics, empire building, secret agendas, and passive-aggressive back-biting, rather than the partnering that we know, deep down, is the path to success. It pulls our attention, time, and energy away from our real work: Making our companies and our customers wildly successful!
Well, what if it wasn’t true? What if it was simple? What if you have the agency to get everything that you and your team truly need? What if you could just be and succeed most of the time by practicing a handful of fundamental habits?
That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. Join me for a quick tour of the habits on which I, my corporate client teams, and my individual coaching students build our power and influence — both as individuals and organizations — an overview of my formula for adopting and integrating them for yourself.