The #1 Secret to Sustained High Performance It’s a Friday morning in the office.  I’m walking from the kitchen with a fresh cup of coffee when, out of the corner of my eye, I see one of my team members hobbling on one leg; he’s practically stumbling down the corridor of offices.  I imagine that the pain on his face looks worse than the pain he’s feeling in his leg.  This is not the case. He’s injured himself playing sports late the night before and when he woke up this morning the pain was even worse.  Yet, here he stands (not very gracefully I’ll add) in the office at 7am.  He hasn’t taken any steps to determine a diagnosis or treatment.  When I ask why he’s at work, he says he feels obligated to be here. After several minutes of convincing, he finally leaves to take care of himself. I can confidently assure you that his feelings of obligation did not have anything to do with me as his leader.  This behavior was a dir ...

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