If your team is losing

If your team is losing, your culture broken, and morale low, it’s tempting to believe that you work for a dysfunctional organization.

After all, nothing can be your fault if the organization is dysfunctional. Your team’s record, the behavior of your athletes, the way you feel about your work, all belong to someone higher up the chain. You’re safe from criticism, because you’re not in control anyways.

This is a horrible way to live.

Here’s the thing — even if you worked for a perfect organization, one where money grew on trees and conflict didn’t exist,  your life wouldn’t be significantly better. Your beliefs wouldn’t allow it.

Much like a dog trains its owner through its behavior, your organization is training you with the problems you perceive in it.

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