02
Feb
09

“THEY” is not on your payroll

Who exactly is THEY? Ponder the number of times in a day that THEY is identified as the individual that must do it, should do it, should have done it, will do it, or failed to do it. THEY must be the busiest person on earth. But if you really dig into the thinking behind THEY, two distinct patterns emerge. First, every day, everywhere and in every language, THEY is expected to take care of “it.” It doesn’t matter what the “it” is, THEY should or will take care of “it.” The second pattern is that every day, everywhere and in every language, THEY is blamed for not getting “it” done.
You can always trust that THEY will be there to handle “it” or to blame when “it” doesn’t get done. Even better, THEY never seeks credit when “it” gets done. Better yet, THEY simply and silently accepts blame when “it” doesn’t get done. THEY is the perfect scapegoat. THEY is convenient.
THEY makes compromising behavior easy. Here’s the kicker: THEY is used so often by you and your employees, it’s almost like THEY is on your payroll. Problem is, THEY never gets anything done. THEY never even shows up.
It’s time to fire THEY and recruit mega-doses of sense-of-urgency and individual accountability. The days of pushing things off or blaming THEY is over. THEY never has and never will be on your payroll.
Here are a few no-compromise strategies to ponder and share with your team:
* Just engage and get it done: The cost of procrastination is no longer in the budget. If something needs to be fixed – fix it. If a task is identified – do it. If a need exists – fill it. THEY isn’t on your payroll anymore.
* Ask THEY to stand up: Next time someone pushes something off or blames THEY, ask THEY to stand up. This instantly creates a no-compromise moment of clarity that keeps accountability where it belongs, on you and your team.
* Have a retirement party for THEY: What could be more fun than throwing a formal farewell party for THEY? Life without THEY shifts the thinking and focus on individual and team accountability. New accountabilities can be discussed and assigned. Yes, live without THEY means more work for everyone.
Have fun with this Monday Morning Wake-Up. It delivers a powerful no-compromise message for all the procrastinators in the world. Today, we can’t afford to have THEY hanging around our companies another day. There’s work to be done. No Compromise!
Pass this email on to your business colleagues, managers and friends.
Neil Ducoff, Strategies founder & CEO

THEYWho exactly is THEY? Ponder the number of times in a day that THEY is identified as the individual that must do it, should do it, should have done it, will do it, or failed to do it. THEY must be the busiest person on earth. But if you really dig into the thinking behind THEY, two distinct patterns emerge. First, every day, everywhere and in every language, THEY is expected to take care of “it.” It doesn’t matter what the “it” is, THEY should or will take care of “it.” The second pattern is that every day, everywhere and in every language, THEY is blamed for not getting “it” done.

You can always trust that THEY will be there to handle “it” or to blame when “it” doesn’t get done. Even better, THEY never seeks credit when “it” gets done. Better yet, THEY simply and silently accepts blame when “it” doesn’t get done. THEY is the perfect scapegoat. THEY is convenient.

THEY makes compromising behavior easy. Here’s the kicker: THEY is used so often by you and your employees, it’s almost like THEY is on your payroll. Problem is, THEY never gets anything done. THEY never even shows up.

It’s time to fire THEY and recruit mega-doses of sense-of-urgency and individual accountability. The days of pushing things off or blaming THEY is over. THEY never has and never will be on your payroll.

Here are a few no-compromise strategies to ponder and share with your team:

  • Just engage and get it done: The cost of procrastination is no longer in the budget. If something needs to be fixed – fix it. If a task is identified – do it. If a need exists – fill it. THEY isn’t on your payroll anymore.
  • Ask THEY to stand up: Next time someone pushes something off or blames THEY, ask THEY to stand up. This instantly creates a no-compromise moment of clarity that keeps accountability where it belongs, on you and your team.
  • Have a retirement party for THEY: What could be more fun than throwing a formal farewell party for THEY? Life without THEY shifts the thinking and focus on individual and team accountability. New accountabilities can be discussed and assigned. Yes, live without THEY means more work for everyone.

Have fun with this Monday Morning Wake-Up. It delivers a powerful no-compromise message for all the procrastinators in the world. Today, we can’t afford to have THEY hanging around our companies another day. There’s work to be done. No Compromise!

Pass this email on to your business colleagues, managers and friends.

Neil Ducoff, Strategies founder & CEO and author of No-Compromise Leadership

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