I recently finished the Jim Collins book "Good to Great". In his book he talks a lot about company and team culture. He says, "people are not your most valuable asset, the right people are". Companies need to learn to first focus on the WHO then the WHAT.
So, what does that mean? It means that managers and leaders need to stop focusing on how to "motivate their people". Collins compares teams to a bus and says, "First get the right people on the bus, then get the wrong people off the bus and finally get the right people in the right seats on the right bus". What a mind blowing but simple concept! When you have the right people and together create the right plan, you no longer need to spend time motivating others. They are already motivated because they have already bought in to the plan they helped create!
My question to you this week is, what does your bus look like? Do you need to add or subtract people? Do you need to rearrange the seating to maximize team members strengths and abilities? I encourage you to take a thorough and honest look. If change is needed, start the process now! Don't wait, your future success is counting on you!