by Linda Allen October 13, 2017
Have you ever observed and admired a couple who have been married for multiple decades?Â You know the ones I mean.Â Their relationshipÂ runs smoothly as a perfectly balanced, well-oiled machine.Â Not a vibration of discord is present, even when challenges confront that indomitable team of two.Â Theyâ€™ve mastered the recipe of making a team, in this case, their marriage, function at the highest level.Â And I suspect that the rules and laws of success that work for them are equally applicable to teams in the workplace.
Iâ€™ve been thinking of late about things on the opposite end of that harmonious spectrum.Â Thereâ€™s discord in politics, corporate America has seemingly run amok, and chaos seems to be gaining ground everywhere.Â When we obviously know how to create a better world, why donâ€™t we?Â Sometimes, this magical and mystical universe in which we live serendipitously orchestrates answers to our questions.Â And I recently had a new book come my way that sheds light on the path to creating that better world, in our homes, our jobs and businesses, in politics, and in the world.Â A world based on loyalty.
Loyalty: A Concept Worth Reviving
In short, â€œThe Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizationsâ€ is a very worthwhile read.Â The product of a team of authors, this is a resource for those who are sick and tired of the in-it-for-me attitude so commonly experienced in todayâ€™s business world.Â Â They show you how to create what theyâ€™ve called the loyalist team.Â Whatâ€™s a loyalist team?Â In their own words:
They are loyal to one another, the team, and the larger organization.Â These individuals work to ensure each otherâ€™s success as they work to assure their own. They run toward the tough conversations, not away, and refuse to let each other fail.
Who wouldnâ€™t want to be part of that kind of team?Â Pick up the book, and learn how to make your team into a Loyalist Team.
Originally posted here.