We have been arguing for an extended period of time now that value-driven leadership is essential for organisational success.
There is a little principle that I sometimes call the “golden watch principle”: When I want something from someone else (like a golden watch), their ability to withhold what I want gives them power over me.
To avoid these consequences, managers must stop viewing management as the job of using people to achieve a result.
Paying people puts bums on seats, it does not engage hearts and minds. Leadership skills engage hearts and minds.
The thought that labor can either be bought or sold is somewhat ludicrous upon examination. Since slavery ended, people can’t be traded like a commodity.
The right to demand of your employees is thus earned, not by paying a wage, but rather by subscribing to these criteria of Care and Growth.
Benevolence is about a whole lot more than just being nice. People can only be dismissive of being here to give if they do not understand the complex nexus of character traits and feelings associated with it.
In the Broadest sense, there are two kinds of people, or perhaps better, two “ways of being”. Competitive or Cooperative.
If you explore how a leader can inspire people to go on and achieve great things, you learn something very important about effective leadership.
Care and Growth is a Leadership model that gets right to the heart of effective leadership. What we already know is that good leaders get their people deeply committed.