Tribal Leadership Tip #7

Get Out of Your Own Way

People at Stage Two undermine themselves.  By allowing apathy to swallow them, they surrender to mediocrity.   Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Get Out of Your Own Way at Work…and Help Others Do the Same, points out the dark side of Stage Two for the individual:

There are few things that cause people to lose more respect for you than engaging in behaviors that affect your productivity and that of your team such as procrastinating, getting defensive, not listening, being unprepared, making excuses or wasting time and then having the insolence to minimize the damage they cause.

So what is there to do?

Needle Moving Challenge:

Get out of your own way!  Make a deal with someone else that they will let you know when you’re getting in your way, in exchange for doing the same for them.

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