Healthy organizations are places where you find high levels of communication, consistency, and trust. Open communication. Consistent focus and action. Trust is high.
If you expect to facilitate communication and maintain focus, you must bring your team together on a consistent basis. People don’t dislike meetings. They dislike you wasting their time.
We have a responsibility to leave the people and places we touch better than they found them.
So this is why you should work hard to build an organization that does something meaningful. Something that adds some positive energy to our world. A place where people can do good work and feel good about their mission. Because everyone wants a great place, surrounded by great people, to do meaningful work.
This isn't about disabilities. This is about people who don't make excuses.
Ten years ago I was coming out of a grocery store and watched a man in a wheelchair pushing his grocery cart to his car. A full-sized grocery cart.
Healthy relationships have good:
The same can be said for healthy organizations. After all, they are just a bunch of relationships, aren't they? Human relationships. Most organizations have problems with one or more of these.
If things aren't going well with your organization (or relationship) go through each one of these and do a health check.
All fixable. Overtime. And not a solo effort.
Don’t Lie, Don’t Cheat, and Don’t Steal.
Don’t Whine, Don’t Complain, and Don’t Make Excuses.
Good reminders from Coach Wooden passed down from his father.
Dare to help each other. We all have hopes, dreams, and struggles. We must help each other with all of those.
Work hard and never forget that we are what we do for each other. We are here to help others win.
Keep working hard.
If you try and build 100% of what you think you need in one shot just know you will be wrong.
Build enough for today. Then build a little more.