Less is More

What would happen if we got rid of all Fraternity leadership positions??? (Obviously we would keep 1-5) Chaos right?? Pure and Utter Chaos!! Who would run our philanthropies? Who would plan our social events??  Who would be in charge of recruitment??

Chaos!!!!!

Or is it??

If we gave our young men the autonomy to impact our organization in the way they wanted, would that be so bad? If we allowed them to get involved on a macro or micro level at their desire; would that increase productivity and drive better results??

If you attended your local Regional Conference this year you heard myself or Brad Beskin talk about Motivating the Men in your Alpha. You learned that there are four main components of motivation: Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose and Contribution.  As human beings, we desire these four things in our lives and they weigh heavy in the major decisions we make in our lives. When a brother decides to participate, or not participate in the fraternity he does so with these four components in mind.

How about we give our men the opportunity to get motivated? Let’s not restrict them to positions and titles for a whole year, but instead allow them the autonomy to master these things at their will. Allow them to make a contribution to their organization in as many ways in an academic year as they wish.

“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”  – General George S. Patton
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2 responses to “Less is More

    • People are either reliable, or they are not. Electing them to a position will never change that.

      Accountability lies only with an individual, not a title. Always has. Always will.

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