Talk about duplicating poor performance.
If you have people that follow you, they are sure to duplicate what you do…
…less what you say.
Just thinking nje from what I’ve observed with my team at work of late.
Original team leader is currently not available, so he left the team in the hands of the stand in team leader. A new member who just recently joined the team.
But stand in is not as thorough as the “original” team leader.
Stand in team leader is now on sick leave, leaving second in charge to attend to team queries.
2IC is also dropping the ball when it comes to taking care of those in his charge.
I fail to understand why he is duplicating the efforts of the lazy leader instead of the action-oriented leader, who manages to keep this team on the straight and narrow month in and month out.
Now the team is despondent.
Having to rely on other team leaders, some leaders not as willing to serve as you might expect, for management level queries.
With the customer obviously taking the hit due to a lack of teamwork.
Broken systems bleeds an organization out of money due to poor customer service.
And I think when you shortcut your responsibilities, you shortcut your success in other area of your life as well.
Because the same attitude you have in one area of your life, will affect other areas also.
And your attitude determines your level of success.
You need to be consistent in all areas of your life, that way it won’t feel like a tag of war when it comes to wanting to achieve your goals. One step forward but taking 2 steps back kinda thing.
A very uncomfortable thing to strive for, especially on a daily basis.
But that’s the thing.
Success is found outside your comfort zone.
And a day spent being comfortable, is a day spent being lazy.
It’s a day spent growing backwards.