The other day my paper shredder stalled out. Since I’m the least mechanically inclined human on earth, I usually have to resort to throwing things away and replacing them. But before pitching it I cracked it open and found that a bunch of small bits of paper became lodged in the teeth of the blades. I took a pair of needle nose pliers and removed all the paper crumbs that jammed it up. (Yes, “yours ineptly” was smart enough to unplug it first!)
And just like that it began running just fine again.
Which brings me to my point that you’ll find is surprisingly relevant to YOU.
They’re the only fish that can swim safely among sharks. They attach themselves to the shark’s back and in some cases in the shark’s mouth. They do it to clean leftover food scraps, parasites and dead skin from the shark and its teeth. The shark appreciates (ok tolerates) this because it enables them to maintain their ability to feed.
We need to do the same thing within our teams and organizations.
As a leader you have a responsibility to consistently perform routine maintenance within the ecosystem that is your team or organization.
Activities that enhance your ability to work together as a team, improve efficiency and chemistry. To remove all the non-productive stuff that is stalling your ability to navigate ever changing waters.
I have a simple and actionable system that can help you accomplish this. For many years, I kept my system a secret (hence the name Secret Playbook) only using it with my consulting clients.
One client told me it was such a game changer for her company, I had a responsibility to share it with the world. So, I recently made The Secret Playbook available to the public. It’s been very well received and endorsed by a who’s who of: Olympians, Ph.D’s, Division 1 coaches, ESPN personalities, and CEOs.
In the spirit of her suggestion to “share it with the world” I’ve made this a buy one, get one free product. So your organization can benefit and you can share a copy with a colleague to help their team.
P.S. In the link above there’s an FAQ section where I answer common questions people have.