Rejecting Indifference

Rejecting Indifference

Posted on 29. Sep, 2011 by in 1 Leadership

“I don’t want to live like I don’t care…I could chose not to move, but I refuse.” Josh Wilson

Indifference is a killer to causing change. In teams, it allows dysfunctional behaviors to settle in. With indifference no one is willing to speak up and help the team overcome the problems. Teams fall apart. People lose site of their passions. Even your purpose can get lost in the allure of indifference.

It takes just one person, you, to reject the allure of indifference.

Be bold and pull the team together and start a conversation about what indifference is costing the team. Each person on the team.

What comes out of rejecting indifference are many possibilities. But one possibility that unites a team that can turn around the indifference is connectedness.

Connectedness is the understanding that each of our actions influence one another and the work we do.
Connectedness allows the team to begin to see how stronger ways of working together are possible.
Connectedness allows the team to appreciate each other’s talents.

Too much is at stake when indifference dominates. Any leader can refuse to let indifference minimize effectiveness. Let it be you.

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4 Responses to “Rejecting Indifference”

  1. The irony is that caring feels better – you get more when you give and care. Indifference is isolating and no good (for your soul)…

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    • Shawn Murphy

      30. Sep, 2011

      Bruce,
      Though not an “it’s always that way,” often times simplicity proves to provide the greatest insights.

      Shawn

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  2. Anna Smith

    30. Sep, 2011

    Hi Shawn,
    Now the song will be stuck in my ear all morning… :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B1Lv8k5pEc

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    • Shawn Murphy

      30. Sep, 2011

      Hi Anna,
      First, it’s great to meet the person behind WDYWFM. I like the idea behind your site.

      Josh Wilson is great, right. The entire album is fantastic. Good song to have humming around your head.

      Be well,
      Shawn

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