WHAT APPEARS TO BE
“It’s all about results.” It seems everyone is saying this. But, what happens if EVERY organization is screaming for greater results? What, then, separates one person or one organization from another? The answer, obviously, lies in how those results are achieved.
WHAT MIGHT BE
Our interviews reveal that most people in business attempt to deliver results by playing with spreadsheets, making demands, telling others what to do, relying on external motivation, hoping, and using the threat of consequences, among other strategies. These age-old tactics, and the toxic culture they generate, get handed down from one generation to another. So do the average results they deliver.
Yet business is evolving at lightning speed. In addition, technology has advanced so much that it has to wait for us. And communication? The speed of communication is allowing us to do more than ever imagined.
But what has not evolved? What is literally holding the whole world back?
Leadership. How we lead others and ourselves.
WHAT CAN BE
That is about to change. Leadership is on the verge of leaving the Dark Ages, and every one of us has the ability to help make that happen. No longer does the command-and-control or carrot-and-stick style of leadership cut it. No longer does insulting others by telling them what to do get us where we need to go.
How tired of this approach are you? Most people are becoming immune to it. They are sick of leaders who worry only about themselves and the bottom line. They want more. They want leaders who think holistically, who think about the workplace culture, who think about families. They want leaders who involve them, acknowledge them, guide them, inspire them, and deliver more for them.
How we work for results determines the type of results we get. In the next post, we’ll describe what the average Joe must do if they want to change the leadership around them.
What is the difference between what “might be” and what “can be”? You decide.