***Now the party didn’t start till I walked in
And I probably won’t leave until the thing ends
But in the mean time, the in between time
If you work your thing, then I’ll work mine ***
Whodini ♦ Five Minutes of Funk; Escape (1986)
It’s a marathon not a sprint. This is your call to stay the course. Do not get anxious about what preceded your efforts. Focus on what you are doing now that you are in the game.
You cannot change what your predecessors in your position did for the organization, nor can you afford to focus on it. The party starts with what you are doing now. Do your thing as only you can and do not focus on activities that you cannot control.
More than just internalizing this notion you have to be able to communicate that to your coworkers and subordinates. The bottom line is that if members are not focused on doing their function, then the organization does not succeed.
STAY THE COURSE
FOCUS ON DOING YOUR ROLE AND KEEP OTHER TEAM MEMBERS’ HEADS IN THE GAME