Unity Does Not Mean Unanimous Agreement

We will not agree all the time. That’s OK. One of the challenges of building unity in your team is recognizing that unity does not mean unanimous. Unity is not a team of automatons that blindly follows every decision. Too much agreement actually means something unhealthy is going on. The wise King Solomon had a lot to say about the healthy tension that’s required in any great relationship: “As iron sharpens iron, so one man
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Humility Builds Unity

Unity requires a tremendous amount of humility. Humility is not thinking less of oneself. Humility is thinking of oneself less. Putting the needs of others ahead of our own because we have the best interest of others in mind. These are the people you want on your team. One of my mentors is a great example for me. His name is Kyle. Even though he is busy, when I call he picks up. If I
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How Steve Grimshaw Is Reinventing The Collision Repair Experience

Steve Grimshaw was asked to join Caliber Collision as chief executive officer in September 2009. In six short years Mr. Grimshaw and his team have grown the company from 68 service centers and $280 million in revenue to 340 service centers and $1.4 billion in revenue. Needless to say, increasing the size of a company five fold in six years is challenging. Early on, Grimshaw recognized the company’s aggressive growth objectives required a different way
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Unity Above All Else

I like working in isolation. Decisions seem clear. No one tells me I’m wrong. I get what I want. But ultimately, it’s not good. You can’t lead an organization from solitude. Unity is more important than my preferences. One of my favorite activities is “unstructured thinking.” I love quiet times of writing, reading, thinking, praying, listening to music, sleeping, and working out. Yes, I even consider sleeping an activity—good ideas happen while you sleep. Unstructured
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EnLink Gives ‘More Life’ to Employees

The EnLink Midstream family lives at the corner of Cedar Springs and Fairmount in Dallas. EnLink’s home is humble enough: seven stories of concrete and glass, with windows wrapping the building on each floor, offering the entire office a 360-degree view of life in Uptown Dallas. It’s a beautiful urban scene – but it’s the relationships created within that make the headquarters a home. “We are constantly reminded that everything good we’ve ever done came
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Forging Unity

Successful leadership requires unity. When leaders are united, the results are amazing, but this doesn’t happen without hard work. Unity is developed over time by demonstrating consistent trustworthy behavior. When roadblocks arise that threaten the unity of a team, it is critical to address the issues. We’ve learned this lesson countless times. It is much easier to maintain unity when we do not allow conflict to fester or issues to build up. We must be
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