My Inc. post today, “What will you fix the toilet for?,” begins
What Will You Fix the Toilet For?
How much do you love your work? This simple question can tell you.
Consider the banker, consultant, or other multinational corporate worker. He or she demands high compensation, business class travel arrangements, and so on. No one would think of asking them to do manual labor, let alone janitorial tasks.
They’re above all that.
That’s because their jobs are so valuable and meaningful, right?
Entrepreneurs and founders
Consider the entrepreneur or founder–someone who feels ownership of the project. He or she will do what it takes to get the job done.
How do you know?
Imagine an important person–a client, a potential hire, an investor, etc–is coming to the office, the toilet stops up, and there’s no time for a plumber to come and fix it.
When you feel that sense of ownership, when something has to be done and no one else will do it, you do it.
When there’s no alternative, you fix the toilet.
Read the rest at What will you fix the toilet for?
Learn to make Meaningful Connections
with a simple, effective exercise from my book, Leadership Step by Step.
- Step by step instructions
- Video examples of me and Marshall Goldsmith
- An excerpt from my book