“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”.
My collective tree branches continue to amaze me daily!
I enjoy watching the great things they are doing in their respective areas of higher education, mentoring, volunteering, speaking, podcasting, recruiting, leadership development and fitness to name a ‘few’ areas these outstanding folks are making a difference.
The one area that stands out to me today as I write this is the teamwork they constantly display. My Walk into the Future has led me away from a physical office space—as noted, I primarily work out of coffee shops with Lucky Goat being first choice. My previous work life allowed me to be surrounded by direct reports and colleagues every day. There was always someone available to me whenever I had a question, concern or marketing idea I needed to hash out.
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself”.
My current walk provides me unlimited freedoms to decide what I work on and when. The one limiting factor is I don’t have ‘my’ team right down the hallway to bounce things off.
A great aspect of having so many tree branches is they are only a text message, email or phone call away when I need help. Today was a perfect example of how great my tree branches are. Needed some help generating a Presentation Value Proposition for a conference proposal I was working on.
I had no trouble describing my proposed presentation, highlighting learning outcomes and generating an overall summary. Couldn’t generate the Value Proposition for the presentation for some odd reason—just couldn’t make it pop or even sound interesting.
Reached out to two of my most creative tree branches and described my dilemma. Provided them with what I needed to do and my attempt to generate the Value Proposition. They both jumped into teammate mode and sent me back appealing options for the Value Proposition that made the presentation sound exciting. The point being is even without us being in the same cities, my team still has my back and we make each other better daily.
The ability to stress the importance of teamwork is something I’m proud to bring to every organization I’ve worked with. It’s great to see my tree branches continue to embrace team concepts and help others grow. Well done tree branches—keep up the great things you do daily! Very proud of your efforts!
Thanks to my tree branches who return my texts, emails, phone calls and LinkedIn shout outs! You’re fueling this journey one step at a time—Irie!
What are the most important team concepts you display daily? How can you enhance the team experience in your work environment? Thanks!
Respect Melissa and V’Rhaniku!
(2016 team bowling outing)
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else”.
(Booker T. Washington)