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
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.
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.
Blunt your biases
Rinse your basis
Crystal your context
Wear your reasons
Flaunt with trade offs
1.0 –> “if you have them by the balls,their hearts and minds will follow”
2.0 –> “make them in charge of their own balls”
Enable responsibility and accountability will follow…