Sometimes when I see people go all the way to do something important, I usually wonder where the energy, the driving force comes from. You may have team members that go the extra mile to ensure that things are done appropriately and acceptably. Those who give their best, who are selfless in their approach to progress are usually inspiring. One thing I have realized is that we all do what we do for a reason. Some do things because of personal and selfish gains, but I have seen people who do spectacular things without expecting anything. Then I realized the real reason anyone would do anything. When we share a true connection and we have genuine respect for one another, we would find it easier to step forward and give our best.
A relationship, and especially one based on trust, cannot be underestimated. People will go to whatever extent possible to do remarkable things for those they truly care about. In that case, the reason they do it is not because of the thing itself, but because of the relationship. A quick test for you: have you had a situation where you did something good for someone just because you liked them; the same thing you wouldn’t have done for someone else? That is exactly what I am saying. The real reason you do what you do is because of your love for someone else. Otherwise, you will be doing it for a selfish reason.
Imagine how much your team would achieve if there were a true connection between the members. People thrive and make meaningful contributions when they work with those they love and care about. It should be the intention of any leader to build relationships, respect, and trust among those they lead. Relationships provide a reason for anyone to do anything for anyone else.
Actions for the week
A quote to remember
"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?" — George Eliot
Until another time,
Dele Ola, Award-Winning Author of Be A Change Agent
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