Over the past year, I have had the incredible honor and privilege to speak at several conferences where Dr. John C. Maxwell has been the keynote speaker. The conferences have been called Stewardship Challenge and they have been presented by Injoy Stewardship Solutions, a premier capital stewardship campaign company.
I thought I would take a few posts to write a few of the thoughts he shared that impacted me greatly. I trust they will be helpful to you as well.
Part Two Connectors find common ground.
If you hope to accomplish something great, it is going to take lots of people to accomplish it. If you are unable to find common ground where there is a win for everyone participating, you will limit the opportunity.
Don’t get me wrong, there are some things that simply are not negotiable. For example, I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. will not promote payday loan providers offering loans at the low-low annual interest rate of 378%. It is simply not an option.
As I work with our customers, our team, and our suppliers, I am constantly looking for better ways to maximize the win-win-win scenario for ALL parties involved – not just our team. This is ESSENTIAL to our success. We want our customers, team, and suppliers to all win. To do so means that we must find common ground.
Guess what? When you work to find common ground, it may seem like you are giving up something, but in the long run you gain way more than you feel that you have given up.