Replace Worry

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What would happen if we replaced worry or concern with trust that it will all work out? Some might fear nothing would every get done. But that’s not true. In “trust that it’s working out” mode, we still think, analyze, plan, and act. We just stop thinking and doing the stuff that generates turbulence, resistance, […]


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The antidote to most any problem is trusting that we are bigger than the problem and that we can handle anything. And we so can.   In your corner, Mike   Today’s photo credit: Venu Gopal cc

The Long Game

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Driving a bargain, cutting a corner, or forcing a result are ways of playing the short game. We gain but it doesn’t last because someone else has lost. Having thus chipped (or hacked?) away at the foundation of relationships, we end up unable to realize the peace, power, and profit of true partnership. Let us […]

Control Yields Crappy Results

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To get things done consistently well with a team, the correct flow or equation is Trust → Honest Discussion → Real Commitment → True Accountability → Desired Results. If we don’t trust that they will do the work, we will try to get results by demanding, controlling, conniving, or micromanaging. Then the flow will always become Crappy Results ← Excuses […]

The Fundamental Challenge for Teams

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The fundamental challenge for any team of two or more people is trust. When there is lack of trust, issues about who does what, who has the ideas, who sets the agenda, and who gets credit bloom into conflict, politics, and poor results. To build trust in a team, we start with ourselves. We choose to […]