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.
We believe that in order to effectively lead others, you need to be in charge of your own life. It is this simple yet profound concept that sits behind our Personal Excellence Programme.
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.
Any team building exercise should be conducted in the light of the foregoing observations. When building a team, a process should be constructed in terms of the requirements of the team
There are obvious benefits to giving employees more autonomy in the workplace. Greater engagement, more accountability, greater job satisfaction, etc. are all possible benefits.
Growth is, of course, an essential part of effective leadership. Part of the work that I do is helping people understand growth in a work environment.
Good governance brings out the best in people. This means cultivating people who are here to serve or make a contribution.
What you typically see in a person who is here to take is that he/she will tolerate licentiousness because acting appropriately is given relatively little significance.