Tuesday, March 25, 2008

66 Tips For Better Networking - #64 - Make It So

Route 66 - The Journey Toward Success

Make It So

Those who were fans of the Sci-Fi television show "Star Trek, The Next Generation" know that every time Captain Jean Luc Picard asked his crew to execute on a task, he uttered the words: "Make it so".

Easy, straight forward, and to the point. It showed that he was confident in the ability of those around him to accomplish the job and certain that together they would achieve. The Enterprise commander cared deeply for his co-workers, and knew instinctively that they were qualified to do their jobs.

This is how we should all operate in our careers. Regardless of your job title you should have this level of trust in those around us. When people know you believe in them they are motivated to get the job done.

Team work will always lead you to greater success. No person is an island. When we have big goals, we are more likely to reach them if we have others in our life who will work with us. Being part of a motivated and cohesive group feels like nothing else in the world.

I recently experienced a day at work where everyone on the team seemed to be doing the work of three people. It was fun and together we accomplished all sorts of things. Everyone pitched in focused on the execution of several projects. It is on days like this when everyone realizes the importance of working with others who are the best at what they do.... working with the "A-Team" makes all the difference. I am fortunate, as I work for a company that is the premier organization in our field, and I see this level of excellence on a regular basis. The team knows how to "make it so" internally and for our clients. This makes work both fun and fulfilling.

Sure, sometimes we get busy and there are a million things that can pop up to keep us from getting the job done... but we cannot let those distractions get us off track. Jean Luc Picard and his crew never let little things like the threat of assimilation by the Borg slow them down. You and your team need to just buckle down and engage at warp speed.

Have A Great Day.


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