Leo strived everyday to be the best for his company. he was known as the “Get it Done” guy in management. He was known as the guy who could get any project back on track. Yet, at what cost?
While confident in his ability to do anything, how he did it royally pissed people off. His staff felt the need to absorb his verbal out lashes since his track record and building the business soared.
Every year, Leo got huge bonuses and knocked off another accomplishment to his resume.
A new CEO came on board and looked into why certain employees got sick, which in the long run cost the company millions. Most of these employees worked on Leo’s projects. The stress and verbal abuse came at a hidden cost.
The CEO asked Leo, what’s the top three values he strives for in any interaction with his teams. Leo stood their star struck. His body tensed up. He didn’t know what to say. It quickly came up with be on time, budget and resource.
CEO shook his head. That’s the outcome. How do you show up as a person? Are you demanding yet helpful? Are you caring?
Leo relaxed and fell back into the chair. He never thought about this. Leo only thought of himself as the highly sought after Project Lead and husband to his wife.
He mixed up an accomplishment identity for who he really was. He showed up as an unthoughtful jerk ready to steam roll over anyone in his way.
The CEO said your next raise depends on the three words you choose to show up in your interactions with others. You will be rated on if your team believes you show up in this manner.
Too many of us lead with an accomplishment identity and forget who we really are in how we show up everyday.
Real commitment is showing up as your best self. Don’t have an accomplishment identity.
As you plan the next 90 days on your life, career, and relationships, how will you live into your words in how you show up? Do this and you’ll have miraculous results.
Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!
Chief Energy Officer
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