Tuesday, 1 July 2008

No more 'To Do' lists #5

"Don't do" #5 is:

DON'T WORK WITH (OR EMPLOY) ENERGY SAPPERS

This is 'stolen' from Clive Woodward.

From time to time we all work with energy sappers/zappers and don't we just know it! They seem to squeeze every last ounce of passion and excitement out of any project. Their mantra is some permutation of:

"Yes but..."
"If only..."
"They won't/can't'/haven't/shouldn't/couldn't..."
"Well, if that's what you want to do..."
"I don't really see the point of..."

And don't the energy sappers just love the "they" word. "They did this..", "They do that..."

Oh how I hate these people! They become high-maintenance (and usually low-profit) because of the damage they do to your own immune system. Their stress and negativity-dumping behaviour sucks the very lifeblood out of your most precious asset - your enthusiasm.

Replace all energy sappers with energisers - it is as simple as that!



RELEVANT LINKS
Clive Woodward - the Winning book
No more 'To Do' lists #4 - blog entry
No more 'To Do' lists #3 - blog entry
No more 'To Do' lists #2 - blog entry
No more 'To Do' lists #1 - blog entry
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