Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Team of Believers

viva la vida
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“Can you imagine Steve Jobs showing up for the paycheck? It’s nice to get paid. It’s essential to believe.” ~ Seth Godin in his book, Tribes.

Creating a workforce that believes in your vision is half the battle. If you can get your team, your employees, or whoever you are leading to believe in your vision the journey won't seem so difficult. Each day will be a day you look forward to. When a bump comes along in the journey, your team of believers will band together to work through it and overcome.

The flip side of that is simply showing up for the paycheck. If your team of non-believers are showing up for the paycheck, you've lost.

1 comment:

Ann said...

It's always interesting, because this statement has been taught over and over in leadership seminars. BUT why not both? I tell my clients, believe in the vision, do what your passionate about AND get paid - then life is really good!

Ann Evanston
The Warrior is Within You