Knowledge allows you to see things as they are; imagination allows you to see things as they could be. Until you have a vision of how things could be, you, and the people who work for you, will struggle to find any direction or purpose.
Two contracts… Really? Yes. Every employee has two contracts. The employment contract written down and filed away somewhere, and the other one that you, as a manager, ignore at your peril.
‘I will do it…’ vs. ‘I will try to do it…’ Which one do you prefer to hear?
A man in Gandhi’s entourage was forever complaining about this, that, and the other. Finally, Gandhi said to him, ‘If it is a peaceful and calm life you are seeking, I think it will be easier if you change yourself rather than seeking to change others. Which will you find easier; to protect your feet