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If you want your team to change, you will need to lead that change. You will need to live that change before you ask them to do it. You will need to embrace it. Change doesn’t happen overnight, but it also doesn’t happen when you are not committed to seeing it through.

When the house is on fire and the team is sweeping floors, they are working on the wrong thing. Instead of figuring out how to put the fire out (the hard thing), they are working on the thing that makes them feel comfortable (the easy thing), safe and secure. The problem is, the floors don’t need to be swept because the house is burning and will eventually burn down because we didn’t stop the fire…

Trusted Leadership takes time, it doesn’t happen overnight, not after a presentation or one-hour pep talk. How much time varies by the people involved, there is no size fits that says – “in three weeks we will fully trust each other with me placing my life in your hands”. It doesn’t work that way, even if you are told to do it. But it can happen if you show up every day, work together and…

There is always someone on the team who drives the car. Having two drivers will always result in a person having to take their hands off the wheel otherwise it’s a constant back-and-forth push and pull down the road when what the team needs is to be going straight. If there is no driver, step up and become the driver. If there is a driver, but they don’t know where to go, help them navigate.…

Because it’s harder. But in the end, it’s worth it, but who wants to do things the hard way? Who wants to do all that extra work to get?  Where? This post has most likely been cued by the Tv Show “For all Mankind”, where the road was less traveled, but worth the work to get there.