How much time do you spend fighting?

You may be fighting for budget or fighting on behalf of your team.

Without being consciously aware, you incorporate the adversity of a fight to many tasks.

Think about how it actually feels to be in a fight.

Your mind becomes hyper-focused on self-preservation.

You see your opponent as an obstacle between you and safety.

As a leader, you are tasked with cultivating contribution and solution within your team.

Fighting is a specific approach to solving a problem.

It also happens to be an approach that most people learned to be ineffective by third grade.

Catch yourself adopting a fighting perspective in order to solve a problem.

Thoughtful leaders separate the need to fight from their ability to solve.

You gotta fight for your right to coffee,

-Morning Cup