This is the essence of effective leadership, the effective leader looks after his people and shows them the way.
Today I had my first experience of driving in Karachi traffic in Pakistan! If you are wondering why this event is worth mentioning, I will give you a bit of context.
Mangers often under-estimate the importance of spending a sufficient amount of time with their direct reports. For one thing, people tend to equate the time spent with them by their leader with their importance or the importance of the issue.
The mistake we all make is that we don’t just think that we are at the center of it all, we think we are more important than everything else.
I have found that the only way to get rid of this negative feeling is to get up and take action. It is by tackling an obstacle or obligation, no matter how challenging, that we are empowered by it, instead of overwhelmed by it.
If you follow this rule you will naturally know how to behave. Here is a list of six tips that put this rule into practice, which you can follow in your social interactions.
Oaklands has now embarked on an exciting permaculture initiative, aimed at uplifting the surrounding community and providing them with the resources to empower themselves.
So we see that the ability to celebrate the success of others might be difficult but is something we must try very hard to get good at.
As Aristotle tells us: to be is to be active. Activity is process; your life is not comprised by the set of outcomes of your endeavours, your life is the process which produces those outcomes.
One of the key leadership challenges is cultivating the conditions in which employees are willing to go the extra mile. Many bosses fail to crack this code.