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Thursday 26 July 2012

Tao of Leadership: Materialism

The wise leader leads a quiet and meditative life. But most people are busy getting as many possessions they can.

The quiet path leads toward a more conscious existence. The busy path creates an exaggerated materialism.

Becoming more conscious leads toward God and a sense of the unity of all creation. But excessive consumption is only possible by exploiting someone.

The world's goods are unevenly distributed. Some have a great deal. Most have very little. We are running out of enough resources to go around. Everyone knows that.

Yet those who are already encumbered by possessions get more and more. They even brag about how much they have. Don't they know what stealing is?

Owning lots of possessions does not come from god. People get it by manipulating other people.

Tao of Leadership - Lao Tzu

Sunday 15 July 2012

What do you accept submitting to ?

From an early age we learn to adapt to what others want from us.
To be recognized, cherished, loved.
We may even become smart monkeys to please them, be liked or admired by them. 
To exist.

As adults we don't always 100 percent choose the opportunities that present to us. We learn to adapt and make the most of them.
And gradually, if we are not careful, we may end up accepting things that are not part of our most intimate goals or values.

What about you?
What do you accept in your life? And do not accept?
What you agree on submitting to?
What do you undergo?
Is it okay with you? Are you sure?

Tuesday 3 July 2012

What do you want to hear? What don't you accept to hear?

People in a management role directly influence the way their employees communicate or not, results, facts, data.

The manager's business vision, his management style and expectations tend to guide and limit the type and nature of  messages that are shared by collaborators.

Especially if the manager struggles to be open to everything around him and to connect with everybody working with him, if he has trouble hearing other people's views or ways of doing that are different from his, or if it's hard for him to accept results not complying with his goals.

The risk then is that,  to avoid tensions or problems, employees may well end up "serving" more of the same to the director in order to meet his expectations, to please him, to give him what he expects.

What a shame! So many opportunities may be lost by not raising information, issues and topics that are useful for the business!

And how dangerous! How risky for the company when teams show indicators and results that are aligned with the Executive managers' expectations but are too optimistic and totally out of touch!

What about you? What don't you want to hear?
And your boss? What does he not want to hear? What do you "serve" him then?