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We all get that impression or vibe sometimes that just nags at us and says “is this person real?” You can’t always put your finger on the exact reason you feel that way but it causes you to not trust that person. Authentic should be just as important for works of art or salsa as it is for people. People need to be authentic to themselves. It's time to get authentic with yourself.
Virtual online meetings and training have certainly gotten a bad reputation over the last few years. It was like you were listening to a radio station that wasn’t quite tuned in. You just couldn’t quite hear and see everything that was going on. You were being talked at but didn’t get to talk back or ask questions. The writing on the presentation was in tiny print and unreadable. There is a BETTER way.
We hear those words constantly: We need to be more competitive. Competition is good and competition is bad. When it’s your company’s product against another companies’ product it’s good. When competition is within the team things go bad and teams become less than productive. Team Members are so busy trying to sabotage and undermine each other they forget the reason they were all brought together in the first place – to make things happen.
Remember when you first learned to bake cookies? How about when your dad showed you how to use a hand saw? I’m confident you didn’t learn those lessons by reading a book or having you sit in a classroom. You learned them – and always remembered them – because you got to see how to do it in the real world. You got to apply what you learned right way.
Learning shouldn’t be a luxury. But time is never on anyone’s side. It moves fast and is always getting away from you. Learning takes a back seat to just getting things done. A fire drill or critical issue is always just waiting around the corner to blow up your schedule. There just isn’t any time to learn. I’m always learning and getting excited by new ideas and concepts. Learning gets my mind going and I can think of new ways to apply this new knowledge. Or it leads me down a new path I didn’t even know existed. We all need time to learn and to grow. But how do we fit it in?
In general, when the new shiny project appears - we forget to on board ourselves with other roles such as the project manager and other team members. We assume we all know what our roles are and what we are going to deliver but most of time we aren’t quite singing the same song. That's why when someone new joins the team that on boarding is so important to the project. The best time to set expectations of activities that are to be performed by each team member is best.