Leaders know human nature. Do you?

Take the following test. Rank the following three statements from most true to least true:

  • Humans are basically "bad" (lazy, self-seeking, can't be trusted)
  • Humans are basically "good" (hardworking, giving, trustworthy)
  • Humans are both good and bad.

What are your answers?

Write them down below before reading on:

  1. Most true:
  2. Next:
  3. Least true:

My view

I think humans are both good and bad. We all have a bit of God in us and a bit of the Devil; which one wins will depend on the one we choose to feed. When I talk about feeding, I'm thinking about:

  • The people we choose to associate with
  • The books we choose to read
  • The stories we choose to tell
  • The rituals we choose to adopt.

Organisational success depends on the choices leaders make

Leaders have an enormous impact on the choices people make; and it's amazing how these choices, made every day, across the organisation turn an average organisation into a winning one.

Imagine, your organisation with every leader role-modeling the following positive choices:

  • "I'm going to trust this person."
  • "I'm going to communicate openly."
  • "I'm going to do what's best for the organisation even if in the short-term, it's to my detriment."
  • "I'm not going to hold information back."
  • "I am not going to play petty politics."

You'd have an unassailable competitive advantage. The culture would be your most important asset.

To develop this sort of

Warmest wishes,
Bruce Holland
Virtual Group Business Consultants
16 Kauri Street, Woburn, Hutt City, New Zealand.
Ph. +6421 620456
Liberating the human spirit at work

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