It’s “all or nothing” day.
“All or nothing” is a an oft-used statement that leaders use around the commitment required to be on the team. As a leader, what is your “ask’?
Are you asking for your team to give their “all”? This could be a good short-term strategy. However, it will eventually lead to lower performance, higher turnover and in some cases, burn out. You should be asking for “best or nothing”.
Asking your team for their best is healthier. “Best” is a moving target. Each day we can bring our best to work and still have resources, time & energy for our personal lives when we head home.
“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker
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