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Lots of Team Frustrations

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ok, I've been feeling frustrated lately because I've been working so hard on the Wisconsin team with absolutely NO help from the other leaders, and no responses to anything I've tried doing for them.

I've put up a thread for suggestions and have gotten maybe 1 or 2, and when I try them, no responses on the threads they want (so why bother?). I started a thread a year ago almost which I give suggestions to help, and challenges, and absolutely no one has done them, but at the very start last year. Someone wanted challenges again, so I started them again, asking people to post daily, to let me know how they're doing....not one response and the challenge started last Friday.

Do you know how frustrating that is? I don't complain a lot, but when I work so hard during my very busy day, to do stuff like that, and not one person even takes the time out of their day to check out what I'm doing to try to help them, is it even worth it? All it's doing is bringing me down, and I'm sorry, but I'm worth a lot more than that.

I'm not bending over backwards anymore, if they want something, they can let me know, because I'm tired of trying to do everything and if no one wants to bother to step up and help me be a Leader of the team, and I've been trying for the past month to find another person to help me, I've even spoke to both the other leaders, and both responded to me, and even the one said they'd help out, but hasn't done a thing yet. Gives me a headache.

I have no idea what to do anymore, I just can't take this anymore, and I'm ready to just step away. I mean if they don't care, why should I?

But I can't...I'm not that type of person, but I'm at a loss as to what to put on that team anymore, I've run out of ideas, thus the need for another leader on there. I need someone I can work with to figure out how to motivate people, seems my ideas aren't doing it, and I just don't know what to do. I'm going to start putting a recipe thread on there, but that's the beginning of next month....I'm lost. I've tried having them put their favorite exercises, etc, but no responses to that for a while either.

Time for me to step away for a bit, I'll be back tomorrow. Have a nice day, and always remember to smile. emoticon
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    I've been a co-leader or team leader on a number of teams and sometimes it's best to just walk away and let them root hog or die. I'd try so hard and would get no response at all or else have co-leaders that would completely take over without even talking to me about it.
    Thankfully my current team I lead has co-leaders that check with me first on things, and the one team I co-lead, I've been given the green light to do anything I want as no one seems interested in the team any more. I'm getting a little response and hope it'll pick up.
    Don't beat yourself up. You're doing the best you can. If things don't get better, walk away and let them fend for themselves. emoticon
    1520 days ago
    When someone contacts you with a suggestion for a thread topic --- give them the go-ahead to start such a thread. Don't automatically take on their suggestion as your responsiblity! If they feel an idea to be a good one --- then let them be responsible for following through with an introduction of the idea to the team.

    God bless!

    1520 days ago
  • PLIDC1
    I it is rewarding for you to work on this, then do it. If it is not, don't. You have a wedding coming up which should demand all your attention, and be joyous. Just drop the other. And don't look back!

    Much success to you!
    1521 days ago
    Like we've talked before...that's why i stopped worrying about posting on the team threads so much. I'm on SP several times daily and have committed to commenting on blogs by team members and posting on the team page monthly...and a few other things, but I just don't let it get me. I have one team where 3 or 4 ladies have formed a tight friendship, travel state to state to visit, call each other and post back and forth on the main thread daily. Love their involvement....but I can't make them do anything it's all good. Other teams????I talk to myself. and it's still all good. I can't make anyone do I reckon I just lead by example and let whomever will follow along. You are at least 3 leaders who have become so frustrated that they could chew nails. Keep in mind that you are only responsible for your program and what you accomplish is yours!!! No one else can claim that. I believe in you! Just make sure YOU keep Sparkin'!! You're worth it!
    1521 days ago
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