It is challenging to argue against yourself. Once you’ve determined a course of action, it’s much easier to jump into execution mode and figure it out as you go. However, in the effort to “ship” we often fail to lay a sturdy foundation for our work, and the results can be disastrous. You need to ensure that you are respecting the work by giving it your best mental effort.
Controlling behavior never leads to results beyond your own grasp. However, when you are able to achieve influence, you multiply your efforts and reproduce your values and principles in the lives of others.
Think all of that smooth, relational harmony is a sign of team health? Think again.
A few profound thoughts on innovation from the man who helped put the Mars Rover on the red planet.
You can be both, but you can’t chase both at the same time.
We all depend upon others in order to do our best work. Don’t allow your misplaced assumptions to drive a wedge between you and your peers.