Working in the dark?


We started our staff meeting in the dark last week.

After a few minutes, I introduced this quote and then immediately flipped on the lights.

I work in the dark.  You should not.

Yes – Vinnie, the Vampire does his best work in the dark. Most humans do not.

As leaders, we must get people out of the dark. We must:

  • share our purpose, vision and values
  • make roles, goals and expectations clear
  • give feedback
  • get problems and situations out in the open

And even when we think we are doing all of that, we must invite, encourage and make it safe for people to tell us things like:

  • what they don’t know or understand
  • what would make things run smoother
  • and anything else we may be in the dark about

If we don’t do these things, our team members will likely join the 70% of the American work force that is not engaged in their work. That’s bad in so many ways. For them and us.

Post Vinnie’s wise words as a reminder to get yourself and your team out of the dark. See instructions below.

Then grab this book for tips on how to do it.


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Post this week’s quote on the walls. Post it on your computer (see instructions below). Post it everywhere as a reminder to get yourself and your team out of the dark. A terrific strategy for boosting morale, productivity and overall performance.

And if you haven’t already done so, sign up here for a Monday morning BOOST for you and your team – the Leadership Quote of the Week delivered to your email box each Monday morning.

You can post the above quote to your computer screen with just three clicks.

1. Click on the image above. Don’t see an image? Try this link.

2. Right click on the image that appears.

3. On the pull down menu that appears, click on “set as background”. Voila!

There’s still plenty of room on the left side of the screen for all your shortcut icons.

Note: When ready to change your wallpaper, go to your control panel. Select “Display”. Select “Desktop”. And then choose from the designs offered.”

Or print the PDF versions below. Just click on the printer icon in lower right corner of the image.

Problems? Try this link.

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