LIFTing the spirits and wisdom of people who lead people.
Empowering teams to LIFT their performance.
Promoting a universal message of Let's Improve the Future Together.
Here at the Exceptional Teams Academy we're in the business of Empowering Teams to LIFT Performance. Our purpose, however, extends beyond that.
Our purpose is to create Lifters.
We believe that when we help create Lifters in teams, we are in fact creating Lifters for society.
Imagine a world full of positive, proactive people who value difference, respect other points of view and make a conscious effort to consider how their words and actions impact others.
We invite you to join our upLIFTing movement by creating a LIFT Culture in your team.
You can start by promoting the 4 Laws of LIFT. Get your free copy of the poster in the Lift Poster Set below.
We need more Lifters in the world.
Will you join us?
Lifters are positive and productive people who get personal satisfaction from doing their best, helping others and getting results. They are highly engaged in their work and not bound by 'work to rule' - they simply do what needs to be done. Lifters are proactive people who LIFT those around them with their thoughts, words and actions.
As a team leader, Lifters work FOR YOU.
Cruisers are people who steadily go about their work and meet the minimum requirements. They follow the rules and meet their obligations, but don't over-extend themselves and tend not to show intitiative. Cruisers are not difficult to work with and will generally participate in team activities.
As a team leader, Cruisers are not really working FOR YOU, but they are WITH YOU.
Laggers are people who simply go through the motions and avoid accountability and responsibility where possible. They are prone to using comments like "Why should I do that?" or "That's not my job!" For some Laggers success is getting paid as much as possible for doing as little as possible.
As a team leader, Laggers are not really against you, they are just NOT WITH YOU.
Draggers are people with negative attitudes who drag others down with their thoughts, words and actions. They can be sarcastic and cynical and will often put others down. Draggers have an 'entitlement mentality' and create tension and destroy trust. They are a negative influence in teams and communities.
As a team leader, Draggers work AGAINST YOU.
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