Alignment over inspiration

alignment-over-inspirationThe marines have one of the strongest cultures of any organization. When you literally die for your values, or for the team – that’s strong.

How do they achieve it? People don’t go from regular civilian society to jumping on grenades without hesitation.

In their training they march… for hours. Aligning voice, body, mind are key to building a strong team – so strong that military recruiting never focuses on the missions or causes. They focus on the bonds between the men and women who serve. They focus on getting them so tightly connected they become one.

Stop thinking about how to inspire your team. Stop taking on the responsibility of motivating them.

Inspiration is temporary. Connection lasts a lifetime.