A lot of people consider themselves perfectionists, and they take a perverse pride in holding themselves and others to almost impossibly high standards. If this were a winning strategy, I’d be all for it, but it’s not. It’s a teamwork killer; it slows down productivity, and hijacks other people’s creativity.
Many entrepreneurs—and even team leaders and team members—fall into a trap that, at Strategic Coach, we call “Rugged Individualism.”
Communication is an art form. In both your personal and professional life, it massively impacts your relationships as well as your success levels.
Letting a team member go is hard on everyone involved. Think about the time and expense of the search, the hire, and the training, only to find the person isn’t working out. Then come the agony of firing — and the prospect of starting the whole process over again.
There are certain underpinnings and values every company operates with that determine the quality of their office culture and the relationships team members share.