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Sustaining High Performance

15 Feb

Over the years, I have learned that teams can accomplish more if they don’t care about who gets the credit. Teams and groups are so much more productive when they are focussed on the goals of the whole group instead of individual accomplishments. So what happens when these types of groups achieve their goals and receive accolades, who gets credit then? Well that is the moment where humility matters the most. If people step forward to grab the glory it will destroy the team. So the real issue isn’t who gets the credit, it is more about passing on the glory. If teams focus on what "we" are doing and recognize their sum is greater than the collective whole then the sky is the limit in terms of achievement. The glory is found in the details of cooperation, collective harmony, and demonstrated when team members maintain a spirit of unity and humility. There is no secret, for a team to sustain high levels of performance it must be able to maintain a commitment to staying humble and be driven by achieving goals they cannot reach by themselves.

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
James 4:10

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Posted by on February 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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