Quote I’m pondering : “One of the big traps we have in the West is our intelligence, because we want to know that we know. Freedom allows you to be wise, but you cannot know wisdom, you must be wisdom. When my guru wanted to put me down, he called me ‘clever.’ When he wanted to reward me, he…
Leaders are rare
Take your supporters on the journey – it lets them know they matter.
Sometimes it isn’t about us – people just have their own stuff going on that we don’t know about unless we take the time to understand.
There has never been a better time for thought leaders to be able to connect.
We are on the verge of de-centralising ‘the collected wisdom’. My only worry is the means of connection. Who are we trusting to prioritise the messages? Who gets heard and who doesn’t?
If someone around you does something you can’t understand, look for what they are afraid of. Often what we see as malicious, or damaging is actually someone drowning in fear. They are scared to be honest, try to save face and act in a way that is hurtful and unexpected. If this happens to you…
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer the negative elements in your life, don’t sit at home and think about it.Go out and get busy! — Dale Carnegie
Even when no one is watching – act like everyone is watching.
“Who is responsible for this?” That sounds like someone looking to place blame and not praiseTaking ownership and responsibility is often hard. Placing blame is easy. Taking responsibility builds trust – Placing blame destroys trust – you choose.
These words are often thought of as the same thing – but they aren’t. Management is necessary and valuable – but it takes both sides to succeed.The Manager accepts a role to give instructions, insist and monitor.Followers / Workers agree to recognise authority and complete orders given.Managers are often appointed, using designated authority from above….