“The less I say the more my work gets done.”
Elton John (1947 – ), English music artist
Nike may have used this quote as inspiration for its “Just Do It” tagline. Have you ever noticed that during a shift in a company’s business and/or organizational strategy, employees seem to fall into two broad camps: those who talk and those who deliver. All the talking is typically nonproductive and can show a weakness in character.
- Be quiet and get to work. Spend time in conversations of value that will help you and your team accelerate movement through a change, but do not waste your energy on fruitless conversations.
- Try not to engage in fruitless conversations. Certainly, all humans need to express there questions, fears, concerns etc., but keep that group small and the conversations private.
- Channel your inner Nike – not the company but the Greek mythological character of strength, speed, and victory – and focus on the building momentum, accelerating and creating a strong desire to succeed in influencing a significant strong organizational change.