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.
There are obvious benefits to giving employees more autonomy in the workplace. Greater engagement, more accountability, greater job satisfaction, etc. are all possible benefits.
The time has come to redefine leadership. When you critical examine what leadership involves, you quickly discover that it is necessary to turn the conventional definition of leadership on its head.
One of the surprising indicators I look for is how often individuals raise the issue of their personal rights when interacting with others.
When people ask me how they can regain some sense of control over their lives when things become difficult to manage, I try to remind them to turn their attention to that which they will always be able to manage.
This means that an altruistic motive is essential for successful businesses, even though this goes against what we commonly think.
The biggest nemesis to professional firms that consult is the defensive routines in each system.
If we should be here to give should we not be paid or should our salaries be cut? If fulfillment is contribution what is the point of a salary?
The nature of control is to waste value. They function like the brake in a car. Every time you apply the brake you by definition waste energy that has already been put into the system.