We have been arguing for an extended period of time now that value-driven leadership is essential for organisational success.
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.
Unfortunately, the benefits of trust are often overlooked. We tend to not fully realize how trust can help you be more successful.
There are some things you can do before and during a difficult conversation to make it easier and more successful.
I would like to discuss the advantages of feedback and note some useful tips to keep in mind about how to give feedback so that it is well received.
Great leaders are very often not very nice but we appreciate their harshness because we know it is rooted in a genuine concern for us and it helps us become better.
What we see in some situations is that we really are presented with a difficult choice to be soft and give or to be harder and stand your ground.
It was the harrowing New Zealand movie Once Were Warriors that put this notion into my head. Here’s the skinny:
In a sense, as human beings we are weapons. Put in the right hands a weapon can protect. In the wrong hands, it destroys.
We all want to be the best we can be. One may ask however, “If I strive for excellence, does that mean that I must try to be perfect?”