#ThursdayThought – The Desire To Win
Top leadership sometimes gets disgruntled with employees because the employees don’t seem to put in the same effort that the leaders do.
When effort doesn’t seem to meet expectations, then those leaders assume that the employee has no desire to win. Then the leaders in question start to manage the employee out because “they’re not as committed.”
It’s not that the employee wasn’t as committed. It’s not that they didn’t possees a desire to win.
It’s more likely that the employee didn’t want to win what the leaders were pursuing.
Employees generally do not have a desire to win in a toxic culture, a “good ol’ boys club”, a 24/7 expectation.
They do not want to win by lying and cheating.
And they don’t want to win by becoming something incongruent to what they are – hardworking and willing to do the right thing versus “running over someone” to get the win.
Maybe it’s not the employee who has the wrong desire.