When we believe we’re the sole architects of our success, we tend to be ruder, more selfish, and more likely to interrupt others. This is especially true in the face of setbacks and criticism.
They’re depressing because we know this stuff. We “know” what makes for an engaged workforce. Read the excerpt below and you’ll see none of it is unexpected, or even new. And whilst the best employers certainly do know it, and live it. There are a whole heap of organisations who just don’t.
We know that diversity of thought and experiences makes good business sense. We know that organisations with women on boards perform better than those that don’t. More women in leadership would hopefully break down the unhealthy “boy’s club” culture that is endemic in many of our organisations.
This can (and should) include the little triumphs as well as the huge accomplishments. And because life is more than just work, include life in its round. We get so caught up in life, and in moving forward, we forget to look back in our constant striving to move forward.
Change and leadership are inextricably linked. Often leaders are brought in to introduce change, and always change requires great leadership if it is to be successful.