Day 26 of #Trust30 – Call to Arms by Sasha Dichter

The secret of fortune is joy in our hands. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What if today, right now, no jokes at all, you were actually in charge, the boss, the Head Honcho. Write the “call to arms” note you’re sending to everyone (staff, customers, suppliers, Board) charting the path ahead for the next 12 months and the next 5 years. Now take this manifesto, print it out somewhere you can see, preferably in big letters you can read from your chair.

You’re just written your own job description. You know what you have to do. Go!

(bonus: send it to the CEO with the title “The things we absolutely have to get right – nothing else matters.”)

(Author: Sasha Dichter)

The Things We Absolutely Have to Get Right – Nothing Else Matters

  • Believe in each other.
  • Trust that we’re all doing the best job we can.
  • Get to know each other outside of the office.  Most of you have families.  Ask about the kids.  We all love to talk about our kids.
  • Be honest with each other, even when its hard.
  • Have a purpose in all that you do.
  • We have to listen, really listen.  Look each other in the eye.
  • Having different strengths makes us stronger – appreciate your own and value your neighbors.
  • Trust your instincts.
  • It’s okay to work with your heart.  I think your work will be better for it.
  • Laugh at least once a day.

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