Hump Day or Enablement Day?


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Some people, (I’m sure nobody you know), say, “It’s Wednesday. That means its hump day. We are half way there!”

For anybody who knows me, I am kind of playful.

I like to say, “Really? Hump Day? Half way there? Where is there?”

The person on the receiving end of my rhetorical question, typically quite puzzled says, “What do you mean?”

I say, “You said; We’re half way there. It’s hump day. I got excited and just wanted to know where we are going and how I can help us get there.”

Now, the person I am interacting with is getting irritated and says, “You know what I’m talking about. We are half way to the weekend!”

Then I know, well actually I know long ago, that this person has a company who has not enabled them to be great.

This is an organization who has not enabled this person to know the difference between being ordinary and exceptional.

This is an organization who has allowed a leader to not develop their associates so that they become enabled, engaged and energized to do the right thing, at the right time, the right way, for the right reason.

If you are a leader, are you focusing on hump day or enablement day?

It doesn’t really matter how you answer my question.

I know that if I want to find out the truth all I have to do is approach one of your direct reports next Wednesday and say, “Hi! How you doin’?”

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Peter Psichogios
Peter Psichogios is the President of CSI International Performance Group whose mission is to help companies create engaging employee and customer experiences. Prior to joining CSI International Peter served as an executive member of one of the largest Instructional System Association companies in the world. In this capacity, he led all the front-end analysis and worked directly with Dr. Ken Blanchard. Peter has been fortunate to work with the who's who of the Fortune 500, helping them deliver innovative learning, engagement and recognition solutions.