Members of teams always looking at the negative can be dangerous. They become poison providers of negativity who quietly, freely and gladly give cups and at times buckets of deathly potions to their teammates. These team members are ENERGY SUCKERS! They drain every bit of momentum you have. Have you ever had a conversation with […] Read more
Leaders must beware of this quiet killer of teamwork. I love the following story I read recently from John Maxwell’s, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork. Fred and Martha were driving home after a church service. “Fred,” Martha asked, “did you notice that the pastor’s sermon was kind of weak today?” “No, not really,” answered […] Read more
As I have grown older, and I believe a bit wiser, it is hard for me to be around yammering negative people. They suck my energy and frankly waste my time. They complain about everything from the organization, their manager, other employees, customers, the weather, free lunches and on and on. Blah blah blah… leave me alone – okay? I am on a soap box of sorts, but this is something all leaders should realize sooner than later if they haven’t already – whiners and complainers are not doers, they are idle poisoners.