Do Your Job

I was getting a haircut the other day and the stylist starting complaining.

What else is new?

The good news is that the complaint was genuine, but it was one I hear all too often.

One of the stylist’s co-workers started a project, did a lot of the work, reached a part where the project was no longer fun and stopped. The co-worker asked her boss to have my stylist complete the job for her. Needless to say my stylist was none too pleased and refused to do the co-worker’s “dirty work”.

The net result: two co-workers angry at each other and a boss who now has both an incomplete project and mediation issue.  It’s a mess.

It is amazing how often I hear versions of this story.  Someone starts something but leaves it to someone else to complete. It always ends the same way as this one – badly. There are no winners and lots of frayed relationships and loose ends for nothing.

Do you want to stand out from the pack? Get recognized as an over achiever?  Be rewarded and praised for a job well done? The easiest way to do it is simply to do your job from start to finish.  You will be one of the Chosen Few.

Bill Belichick, the head coach of the world champion  (many times over) New English Patriots implores his players to “just do their job”. How has that worked out for him and the team?

Want to be an overnight success? Start by completing what you start.

If you need help figuring out how to optimize your process so that you can do your job and do it well, please feel free to contact us.