I stopped reading daily papers a long time ago.
Why? Because I find the amount of fear and negativity they aim to instil in readers isn’t something that warrants my time.
I’d rather do something else, like connect with my young sons, write, exercise, anything other than be lured in by the usual drivel.
I’m also a hypocrite. As Grouch Marx once said:
“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them … well, I have others!”
Let me explain.
My local supermarket gives a free newspaper out if you spend £10. And, I fall for it – every time!
We all love something for free, right? Last week I picked up a free copy of The Times which in the main, isn’t too bad a read. It sometimes has some useful information and articles in there. And, the quality of writing is very good.
One article stood out for me, and I want to share it with you.
If you manage a team, run a business, or have any leadership role in your life, this article should be used as a guide of what to do to help get the best out of your team working with you.
It’s about the rugby champions of Europe – Saracens. They have thought ‘outside the box’ to help foster a very strong culture, community, and winning team who give their best – every game. They’ve mastered how to tap into the self-interest piece to help people deliver their best. The players feel as if they get much more out of being involved with the club than just a salary for playing.
The article should take you around 4 minutes to read, I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to share any insights you have after reading.
Ps. I’ve just co-authored a book you might like called:
Mastering Accountability: Getting Sh*t Done In A Busy World.
The book digs deep into the 7-steps you need to take in order to become a Jedi at getting your most important stuff done, and, fittingly, one part talks about tapping into self-interest. If you’d like a free copy just email ‘book please’ to email@example.com and I’ll send one across on email. And, don’t worry, I won’t send you any crappy emails or give your address to any third parties.