by Dana Cavalea January 26, 2023

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Hi Team...

This is a LinkedIn post I made this AM that I wanted share....

I was reading a really interesting article yesterday, it really made me think. 👇

"In September, Gallup reported that at least 50% of the nation’s workers were likely “quiet quitting,” or completing the bare minimum required of their jobs while emotionally disconnecting.

The ratio of engaged to disengaged US employees, it reported, had fallen to its lowest level in a decade. The situation is a far cry from nearly three years ago, when, early in the pandemic, workers reported record high levels of engagement."

SO- what do we do?

I tell ya what- most companies and teams are running too fat anyway, so, many of these "dis-engaged" folks or quiet quitters are able to hide.

In a small business, there is no hiding.

In a big business, they can.

What if bigger business made a decision to get leaner- not because they have to due to cash issues, but because they want to do that each person had to take on more, get engaged, show up, put out- or, if they can not hack it, well, they are out?

I remember when I was coaching with the Yankees, our sports medicine department was 3-people + a few outsourced folks.

(1) Strength Coach- ME
(2) Trainers- Gene Monahan and Steve Donohue

We know everything about our players.
We worked out butts off every single day to service those players needs.

There was nothing that slipped through the cracks.

And, since there was only 3 of us, we had to work together, communicate daily, and we had to show up and give it our all.

We did not focus on what did not matter- there was no time.

There was only time to focus on the big rocks, or, the things that matter most.

I believe that too many orgs. and teams being fat are actually not only racking up greater costs, but, they are running much less efficiently and costing the company results, revenues, and time.

Where are you running fat?

Something to think about.


And to all those who are "quietly quitting"- get a set of balls and just step out of the way- you are wasting everyones time- including your own.

Get some courage and give up the check - go find what you really wanna do with your life.


Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!

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