As a conflict resolution consultant and accountability coach I help my clients reduce conflict in the workplace to improve their working condition.
My clients ask me to take their team to the next level.
They want me to encourage their employees to see the importance of doing the best that they can…and for the right reasons!!
Here are ideas that I share with my clients:
- Make sure that you contribute more than you cost.
- Some employees think that sticking around for a long time makes them worth more to the organization.
- You don’t get points for just putting in your time.
- It’s your contribution that counts.
- Make a difference.
- Add enough value so everyone can see that something very important would be missing if you left.
I love telling the following story about a football player, Frank Schamansky who also showed legal prowess. Schamansky was the Center Line Backer for Notre Dame. He went to Detroit Law School while playing for the Detroit Lions. He was also a Wayne Country Probate Judge for 28 years. Schamansky was in court for a civil case.
The judge asked if he was any good. Schamansky said, “I am the BEST Center Line Backer.” Schamansky’s coach was in the galley of the court room and after the proceedings he went to Schamansky and said, “Frank you are the best Center Line Backer. What made you say this because you are usually so shy and modest?” Schamansky said, “After all coach, I was under oath!” Frank knew that he added a lot to his team. He was modest and did not brag about his skills but when the judge asked…he just told the truth.
I have three questions for you…
- Why should the company keep you?
- What do you do to raise your bar of expectation?
- What do you do to show value at work?
I hope that these tips will help you in your own professional development. My next article will deal with The New Normal: Doing More with Less.
Until next time, this is Joyce Weiss and remember, “You get what you tolerate!”
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