Saturday, October 04, 2008
I don't know if I should even express this here for apprehension of the response(s) I would get or what will be thought of me for doing so. But it is what I am feeling and have for awhile actually. So here it goes.
And at the end of the day? I'm perplexed. This has me so totally stumped. I can't for the life of me figure it out.
Of what do I speak?
The absence of interactivity and support within the family members of the team; Doin' IT Right Gettin'er Done.
Is it me? Am I losing it or lost it? Or are others losing it or have lost it; their faith in me? Am I not the same person I've always been or have I changed and have those changes been the cause?
We have had 38 members join since the start of this team and with the exception of myself, my co-captains and two or three others........ They join and even introduce themselves then disappear into thin air. It's as if they never existed. I can't get them to join in the team goals, or the challenges, or even share how their day has been. They've been asked. They've been given the opportunity to expresss themselves and give ideas for topics. We''ve done nothing but encourage everyone to talk and share their day their struggles their successes................... Why won't they participate? What is missing that would draw them in and keep them coming back? I get numerous comments on my page on my blogs, daily. They send all kinds of goodies with heart felt thank yous for being there for them and being a strong motivator and inspiration yet the team is DEAD; ALMOST VOID OF INTERACTION but for the faithful three or four. I just don't understand it. Can't comprehend it. Some days it does get some discouragaing.
Has anyone else been experiencing this with their teams? Does anyone have any answers or suggestions because believe it or not it has me totally stumped!
I'm, apart of their lives as much as I can be between my working hours. On my days off I'm here all day long. Is it enough? Maybe I don't participate enough myself?
I listen to them, I'm honest, open and upfront; maybe it's that I'm too honest in the way I think or respond?
I get that from my father; this being open and blunt.
I put forth everything I have to be the leader and role model; There's no such thng is do as I say not as I do
I'm as honest as the day is long; I pray I'm not coming off as a know it all! If I don't know something I don't pretend that I do but I certainly go the distance in trying ot find out any answers to any questions I have been asked.
The subjects or topics I have or others have created within the team I thought to be interesting and thought provoking enough to bring about conversation etc.
I am in no way shape or form in doubt of who I am and my abilities to be a leader I have never questioned that and never will I have full confidence and believe in myself!
Yes I have had ups and downs, and weaknesses. I'm just as human as the next person and I think a leader should portray this. But even in doing that I have never left them with the impression of any negativity. I have no room for it in my life! I am an OPTOMIST all the way! I accentuate the positive!
So please I'm asking; I need opinions here; your thoughts.