The other day I checked out a video clip on Patrick Lencioni’s website. He tells how he hears managers say they want to do volunteer work or missionary work when they retire. He makes the point that managers should not lose sight of the fact that they are doing missionary work now. Managers touch people in ways they may never get to again. People treat their spouses, kids, neighbors and friends differently based on how managers lead them.
Joe Kerr: Are we talking about work or Sunday school? It’s a job. Do your job, and you won’t get my foot up your @ss. Put in your 8, go home and then repeat. Pickup your paycheck twice/month. If people are lame enough to treat their friends and family differently as a result of that, God bless them. They need more help than I can give them.
Wanda B. Goode: It’s perspectives like this one that keep me doing what I’m doing. It’s easy to act the victim. Sometimes I feel undervalued and underappreciated. I get grief from all sides. Knowing the positive impact that I can have on people’s lives really helps me press on and try my best to excel. Team members are watching me, learning from me, counting on me. I don’t want to let them down.