take control of yourself

I was driving home on Monday and was in a road that merged two lanes. Most folks were doing the ‘merge like a zip’ thing, one car didn’t. The guy in the car that got cut out went crazy. Classic road rage. Both drivers totally out of control mentally. Essentially adults behaving like kids.

Seeing this reminded me that the only thing we can really control is ourselves, how we respond to adversity or to the actions of others. Blaming other parts of the business ( “those IT guys”), or the project team or any other part of the busines just escalates the problem. I’m seeing it in, and around other parts of business. I’m also seeing how little progress they are making.  You just end up in stand off of blame, and no one wins.

Recognise whats going on, take control of yourself and your teams and start getting better outcomes

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