Couple of weeks ago I wrote about 5 Benefits for Knowing ‘Why’ We Are Doing This
There are benefits corporately of a strong ‘why’. What about for me then, either as leader or one of the many team players. How does the ‘why’ impact me? How should I behave because of the ‘why’?
I serve at the pleasure of my leader. If I get ‘why’ then it probably means I get the leaders heart, they are usually one and the same. As a member of the team it is easy for me to serve that vision and always be mindful that it’s what they want that really matters. It’s a heart thing.
I believe the best in my fellow team mates. In between what I expect of my team and what they actually execute is a decision. Do I believe the best or the worst of them? In the interest of team, putting our effort in towards the same thing, it makes sense to choose to go with believing the best in them.
I let go of my own vision and serve the bigger one. This is a tough one but I have definitely learned that very often to see my own personal vision fulfilled it comes through serving someone else’s first. If it’s really about the bigger cause then I have to be willing to lay my personal agenda stuff to one side.
I say yes or no to the right things. A strong ‘why’ certainly makes this easy. It can become the filter which other decisions are passed through.
I always give it my 100% best. This is not about perfection, it’s not even about always agreeing, but it is about doing the very best with what you have. If it hasn’t got your heart then you are not going to be able to fake this one, people will notice pretty quickly.
I have not always been great at these. I can get lazy about them. They get tested by all sorts of things too. Ultimately though, it is a test of the heart ~ to the vision, the ‘why, and to those who lead me and who I work alongside. And as I have said many times before ‘I’m in’.
How about you? How good have you been at aligning your heart with the ‘why’?