Managerial challenge 101 – be the role or let the role be you !
why only aim to keep your head above the water
why only create ripples,when you can make waves
why only float,when you can synchronize a swim
if one is not seduced by it,not fascinated by it,then there is no travel,no journeys,no experiences,no troubles,no heartbreaks and no ecstasy
That the best method to empower your team,is not to just ‘get out of their way’
But to simplify and then get out of their way.
Simplify goals and simplify intentions behind those goals.
Then,you will get persuasion,you will get follower ship,you will get commitment.
We have been seeking and hiding from each other
I have been waging against you on the cold frontiers while you have been always inland
I pictured you the ugly devil but never faced the mirror myself
Mistook self depravation for self deprecation
Ended up with self deception
Bringing the lamb to the altar but devouring it myself
From the darkest nooks now deciding to end this jingoism
Why an outside war on terror when can make peace within
There are parallels,that you can draw with a leader’s job being similar to a gardener.
Planting the seeds,nurturing the sprouted ones and preventing the over grown from strangulating themselves with their own vine.
Except that you dont operate in a nice,humidity controlled greenhouse environment but out in the open plains,
Amongst all the elements and the wild things,up against the challenges that they pose.