If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive. -Dale Carnegie
I’ve heard it said that you can catch more flies with honey than you can with sh*t.
Yet for some reason we often choose the latter approach.
We come into a situation with our own agendas, asserting our views, demanding honey – in affect kicking the hive to make our point.
And we are surprised, or sometimes even hurt, when others fight against us.
I mean can’t they see how brilliant our honey hunting idea is?
It’s all in the approach, don’t you think?
I’ve seen it many times in work situations; where it seems impossible to unite a group of people toward a common goal.
The simple truth is that when you show you’ve got someone’s back and you value the gifts that they bring to the table, people begin to have your back and value the gifts you bring to the table.
You can create a safe environment that fosters empowered teams who achieve beautiful things.
It’s the difference between drop-everything-you’re-doing-right-now-and-do-this-thing-for-me-and-make-it-snappy
~ DIANA’S ENORMOUS BOOK OF QUOTES ~
Wouldn’t you rather collaborate with willing team members than struggle with resentful ones?