TGIM!… JUST A BIT LATE!
Sorry team had a minor injury and a little opportunity to spend some time home yesterday on ice.
All good in the hood though. I’m back with a renewed spirit!
Here is a great one. Thank you Nicole Evers from Wrightstown for passing this to me to share with you:
This is an excerpt from “You Can’t Send a Duck to Eagle School” by Mac Anderson of Simple Truths.
A man was lost while driving through the country. As he tried to reach for the map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn’t injured, his car was stuck deep into the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help.
“Warwick can get you out of that ditch,” said the farmer, pointing to an old mule standing in a field. The man looked at the decrepit old mule and looked at the farmer who just stood there repeating, “Yep, old Warwick can do the job.”
The man figured he had nothing to lose. The two men and the mule made their way back to the ditch. The farmer hitched the mule to the car. With a snap of the reins, he shouted,
“Pull, Fred! Pull, Jack! Pull, Ted! Pull Warwick!”
And the mule pulled that car right out of the ditch.
The man was amazed. He thanked the farmer, patted the mule, and asked, “Why did you call all of those names before you called Warwick?”
The farmer grinned and said, “Old Warwick is just about blind. As long as he believes he’s part of a team, he doesn’t mind pulling.”
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to obtain uncommon results.
Team you not only have to be part of a great team. You have to believe and work in your team to be great. You can’t do it alone and you have trust your team. Do you believe the team is not communicating well with you, do you feel out of the loop? COMMUNICATE MORE WITH THEM. Do you believe your team is not trained well enough? TAKE 5 MINUTES A DAY AND TRAIN THEM. Do you think your team needs to be more assertive and positive? SMILE WITH THEM. Do you think your team doesn’t work hard enough? PULL THE ROPE WITH THEM. No matter your role on the team:
YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN THEM, MORE THEN THEY BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES.
– Joel Fleischman. Joel is Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply. (drexelteam). You can follow him on twitter: @JoelmFleischman. Our mission is to be a supplier of others happiness. I hope this little post did just that.