There is just one little problem, and Einstein said it so well. "I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be." Who will you be? Think about the person you want to be. Write down a list of their values and beliefs, and a description of
"Here's what I'm thinking"... What did you expect me to say, and are you interested? Turn that around and realise that people on your team are interested in what you are thinking. You are in charge, but that doesn't mean you are smarter, or more insightful than everyone else. Back up your statements and decisions.
When did you last give your staff a good listening to? To be really listened to is a unique experience for many people. It is a gift they seldom receive. There is a great deal of difference in being listened to, and being heard. When was the last time you received such a gift when
I read a rather provocative blog post the other day titled “get rid of job descriptions and you’ll hire better people”. Lou Adler, who wrote the blog, advocates a performance profile rather than a job/candidate description. For him a performance profile is a description of the work that a person needs to successfully accomplish in
Aristotle said “Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole end and aim of human existence.” Ask people what they want and they will give you many answers. Ask them WHY they want what they want, and most will give you a high level reason like happiness. How do you know that getting