Better Ask

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A leader once met a sage. The leader said, “It’s so hard to get people to do stuff at work. I’ve tried pushing, asking, being hard, and being soft. We’ve talked about vision, ¬†roles, and targets. I’ve corrected them and given them perks and incentives. Sometimes I’ll see small bumps in productivity but nothing gets them consistently doing the stuff that needs doing.”

“Have you asked them why they might want to do any of that stuff?” asked the sage.

“They want to because I’m their b… Oh.”

Better ask them.

 

In your corner,

Mike

 

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