Our lives are pinned between two unconditional moments. We arrive getting it all and we leave giving it all. The process of maturation which transmutes our lives involves a movement from the one extreme of unconditional taking to the other extreme of unconditional giving.
When you put attention to what you should be giving, you become strong…
Over the years I have been involved in and have witnessed many interventions, some of which have succeeded and some which have failed. In the case of both successes and failures, what is painfully apparent to me in hindsight is that you cannot account for them on the level of the organisation. You account for them on the level of the individual.
The effect of this is that the organisation starts to behave more like an organism than a machine.
A video on the role of control in the context of the Care and Growth Leadership Model
A statement that refers to benevolence will only work if it resonates with something that the business stands for authentically.
A video of Etsko Schuitema discussing the issue of benevolent intent in the context of Telenor Pakistan.
A presentation on the Care and Growth criteria to a group of people from RMB Private Bank in 2008
This suggests that true giving requires a person to act for a reason which is higher than their self-interest. Giving requires that we set aside our needs and act instead on the basis of values.
A victim is a person who accounts for misfortune in their lives on the basis of what the other does to them. Overcoming victim-hood requires accountability.