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Don’t make everyone work the way you work.

Just because you have a certain system of doing things on the job, it doesn’t mean others have to adhere to it.

For example, Auntie Evan is most creative when he’s pacing around his conference table—the physical movement helps him focus on whatever he’s working on. Uncle David is the traditional, “sit in your seat and don’t move” kind of guy when it comes to a project.

Be open to the possibility of letting people work the way they work and be the way they are. When you try to control your teammates, they get angry and they lose their respect for you.

You become that annoying guy nobody wants to work with because it always has to be your way. Nobody wants to work with the prison warden.

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