…Sir noticed that my input was accurate intelligence
That type meant ta stripe, kids
Even after he died, I still write raps like this…
Slick Rick ♦ Who Rotten ‘Em
We all wish we could offer pearls of wisdom like rain water. It is just not feasible. We can, however, take a measured approach to the manner in which we manage and influence our team members. If you have recruited properly you have talented people who can be motivated in subtle ways without ham-fisting advice, policy or directives via lectures.
The best points/accurate intelligence strike at the heart of the issue cutting through stylistic differences that team members may have. You may not like the cut of your player’s jib, but does the player get the job done in your field or vocation? That is the critical issue. Any advice or discipline or should strike at the issue that is critical to the mission statement. Keep personality out of it.
Similarly, the point must be universal and timeless. Does your advice square with the words you used to motivate your players two years ago? Is it logically consistent with past treatment or policy? Are you going to be okay with someone quoting it back to you next year or when you sit down to terminate their employment?
DISCIPLINE AND MOTIVATE WITH TIMELESS, UNIVERSAL DIRECTION
FOCUS ON SUBSTANCE NOT FORM