Music Monday: Everything is Sound


A few years back, I was consulting in a practice and was speaking to the team about the importance of monitoring and reporting progress as we moved forward with some new initiatives. Suddenly, the doctor abruptly called a break and asked to speak to me privately. He told me that he wanted the coaching and was anxious to see if the changes would make a difference but that he had no intentions of sharing his practice numbers with his team. When I quizzed him about “why?”, he replied that he did not trust them and feared they would erroneously think he was rich and greedy as well as potentially leak the information to his competition.

Unfortunately I knew that when fear and suspicion rule the workplace and the team operates in the dark and with a lack of trust… change is much harder and less likely.

This week for Music Monday (always the first Monday of every month where I share a song from my playlists) I’ve chosen “Everything is Sound” by Jason Mraz. It’s not only a perfect fit for the idea of communication and trust but also for the continuation of our study 9040034_sof Kip Tindell’s seven “Foundation Principles” by which he leads his team at The Container Store. Following up on the last two weeks where we looked at #1: One great person equals three good people and #6: “Man in the Desert Selling”, I’d like to continue with #3: Communication IS Leadership.

Kip Tindell has differentiated his business with a “whole brain” approach to information exchange and execution. He worries less about information falling into the wrong hands and more about whether all employees feel empowered, clear, valued, trusted, and inspired with the information they need to do their jobs well and understand their role in the big picture. Instead of leading and managing on a “need to know only” basis, they operate with the question, “Who will benefit by having this information?” They believe the advantages of transparent, open, and honest communication far outweigh any “possible” downside.

I find in large part the world gives me back not only what I give to it but also what I fully expect from it. I believe most people are good, honest, hard-working, caring and trustworthy … and I’m rarely wrong. I had several examples this week of people doing the right thing even when they didn’t have to and no one was looking.

This week, expect the good in others until they prove you wrong. Trust your team with the information that will empower them and show that you value them and need their support. And remember, Communication IS Leadership.

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz:  Everything is Sound

“When there is love, I can’t wait to talk about it
When things get rough, I like to walk with you
Or when it’s night, I like to be the light that’s missing
And remind you every minute of the future isn’t written
Not yet

When there is love, or when the heart feels heavy
We can lighten it up, if you’ve had enough
Well you can empty your glass and we can fill it back up
You know it’s up to us to make it all up
So what you making up? I can make it up back
You could be loved no matter what
And know the only time is right now, it’s right where… where you are
You don’t need a vacation when there’s nothing to escape from

Singing
La la la la
Let’s all sing
La la la la
Laying it down
Everything is sound

Let’s sing to be happy, to feel things, to communicate, and be heard
Or sing out to protest, and to project, and to harmonize with birds
Whether it’s your birthday or your dying day
It’s a celebration too
Rejoice to use your voice and give wings to any of choice
Whatever you’re choosing right now, it’s right where… where you are
You don’t need a vacation when there’s nothing to escape from

Set your vibration and undulation to the highest it can go
And trust me, hear me
If it makes you wanna sing
Just sing it

La la la la
Let’s all sing
La la la la
Laying it down
Everything is sound
La la la la
Let’s all sing
La la la la
Hallelujah

It’s a song that I’ve forgotten often
It doesn’t make me wrong
Cause we all need the darkness, to see the light
In our own eyes, come on, and sing it

La la la la
Let’s all sing
La la la la
Laying it down
Everything is sound
La la la la
Let’s all sing
La la la la
Hallelujah
We’re connected now”

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