For a long while I was chasing unicorns. Change was a wild creature of an amazing purity and grace. Like the horn of a unicorn, change was meant to be antitoxic, even having capabilities to awaken things from death. But I felt like I would never reach a level of expertise, which was of this purity, necessary to get hold of a unicorn. Since then I have learned to accept that unicorns are legendary animals. Becoming a change maker is much more about reality than about pure, visionary thinking, and subject matter expertise: Change can be everywhere
Trust is the basis for friendliness and friendship - for getting support and for being loved. Being trusted is giving us a feeling of happiness. But did you ever think in more detail about the origins? It will tell you a lot about yourself. It is to be seen in close relation to success. Growing trust into a business or a relation is seen as a prerequisite to succeed.
Wise words about leadership by Mike Beedle.
“Intrinsic motivation is essential for high-performing teams. Those leaders who understand the difference between internal and external motivators and know how to harness them will have the edge on their competition, on the field or in the marketplace.” “Praise the effort, not the outcome.”
One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is thinking they are supposed to have all the answers, especially when it comes to vision. There is a natural desire to look like you are smart and know what you’re doing. But sometimes the smartest thing you can do is to involve your team in creating vision and strategy and invite them to think together about the future. You don’t need to have it all figured out before you talk about it. In fact, it’s better if you don’t. This amazing article from Seapoint Center gives eight guidelines to involve your team in creating vision and strategy. [button url=”https://seapointcenter.com/involve-your-team-in-creating-vision/” target=”_blank” size=”small” icon=”external-link”]Open…
“Many organisations today are run according to management principles which are 50 to 100 years old. These methods are not appropriate to the fluid and fast-paced world we live in, but many organisations are struggling to change. This article tells about the history and future of management theory, so we can understand where we are, how we got here and where we can go.”
“… meetings aren’t just about delivering results. There’s another outcome that leaders should be paying more attention to: creating a quality experience for each participant.”
“The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers… They change things. They push the human race forward.” “The world has seen enough appointed committees. Then there’s bureaucracy, rigid accountability, metrics that measure certain things that are relevant right now but discourage people from trying new things.” ~ John P. Kotter
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There are really only two advantages to thinking that you’re better than you actually are. The first is when you’re attempting to do a difficult task. Believing that you can do something difficult is half the battle, but if you truly overrate your abilities, then by definition you will fail. The second is fooling others into thinking that you are competent.
When it comes to the future of the workplace, the only safe prediction is to say that it will be different from today—more different than most of us can imagine.