Kindness is like a muscle, the more we exercise it, the stronger itâ€™ll become. And as a result, we’ll become more grateful, more expectant, more intentional, and way more engaged. Itâ€™s easy to criticize others and to allow our self-righteousness to boost our ego and pat us in the back, but the truth is, nobody has it absolutely right. We all make mistakes, we all struggle, and we all have a long way to go when it comes to growth. Yet with kindness and compassion to self and to others, the load will always become lighter and more manageable.
Leadership is the willingness and conviction to serve others and bring value to them. True leaders identify others needs and put them ahead of their own. As leaders, our goal is to engage those entrusted to us to take action because they are both extrinsically and intrinsically motivated to do so.
Questions are a powerful way to dig into what’s keeping us stuck and helping us uncover whatever, fear, habit or believe we are holding on to that’s preventing us from growing and advancing.
Getting the job done right is indeed our main priority at work, but doing so in a way in which OUR people are engaged, happy, growing, motivated, respected, challenged and appreciated, can make a world of difference. As employees, we are not limited to being a human resource. We are all creative minds, with plenty of ideas and experiences to be shared and it is only when a company’s culture is strong and healthy that our best can overflow.