One of the leadership traits that is often praised is the ability to lead from the front.
How relevant is this,especially in the context of empowering your colleagues, coaching your team, developing big leaders and to allow faster decision making
Why are leaders scared of letting their staff fail? The same is true for parenting as well. The constant fear of failure prevents leaders and most parents to “let go’, which unfortunately,may provide a temporary relief from a disaster but sets up employees & children for failure.
The challenge for leaders, especially as one moves from an individual contributor (operational) to a team leader (strategic) role is to be able to step back and let the second rung of leaders take over.
I read an excellent short story and felt it was #TooGoodNotToShare .
I encourage all to read it once ..
CAUTION : The names used below are imaginary names ..
Tayo and Kola joined a company together a few months after their graduation from university.
After a few years of work, their Manager promoted Tayo to a position of Senior Sales Manager, but Kola remained in his entry level Junior Sales Officer position.
Kola developed a sense of jealousy and disgruntlement, but continued working anyway.
One day Kola felt that he could not work with Tayo anymore. He wrote his resignation letter, but before he submitted it to the Manager, he complained that Management did not value hard working staff, but promoted only the favoured!
The world was slow to react to the virus. #WorldLeaders neglected it & even described it like the common flu. By the time they woke up, it had become widespread with thousands dead.
Most deaths outside Wuhan were completely avoidable
Today, we have shut down our airspace and restricted movements. This same decision could have been taken when the first case of coronavirus incidence happened. Well, as they say, it's never too late to correct a wrong action.
After a hectic week, it’s Time for some light banter ..
I had read this interesting piece some months ago and received it again yesterday. I felt this could be something that all #Lagosians and #Nigerians will love to read and hence the share ...
A young, well qualified Officer left the job in Lagos and emigrated to Canada for better prospects and applied for a salesman's job at Vancouver's premier downtown department store. It was the biggest store in the world: you could get anything there.
The boss asked him, "Have you ever been a salesman before?"
"Yes sir, I was a salesman in Nigeria
The boss liked him and said, "You can start tomorrow. Learn fast and do well."
The first working day was long and arduous for the young man, but he got through it.
A person started to walk on a rope tied between two tall towers. He was slowly walking balancing a long stick in his hands. He has his son sitting on his shoulders.
Every one from the ground were watching him in bated breath and were very tensed. When he slowly reached the second tower every one clapped, whistled and welcomed him. They shook hands and took selfies. Few also posted them on social media ..
He asked the crowd “do you all think I can walk back on the same rope now from this side to that side?”
The Crowd shouted in one voice “Yes,Yes,you can”
Do you trust me he asked. They said yes, yes, we are ready to bet on you.
A leading five star hotel in #India had invited Mr. Masai Imai from Japan to hold a workshop for its staff.
The staff were very skeptical - the hotel is doing excellent business, this person from #Japan has no exposure to hotel industry - what exactly is he going to teach?
But everybody gathered as planned for the workshop in the conference hall sharp at 9 am.
Mr.Masai was introduced to them;a not so impressive personality,nor the English all that good;spoke as if he was first formulating each sentence in Japanese & then translating it into rather clumsy English.
The most beautiful book to read is "Die Empty" by Todd Henry.
The author was inspired and got this idea of writing this book while attending a business meeting.
When the director asked the audience: "Where is the richest land in the world?"
One of the audience answered: "Oil-rich Gulf states."
Another added: "Diamond mines in Africa."
Then the director said: "No it is the cemetery. Yes, it is the richest land in the world, because millions of people have departed/died and they carried many valuable ideas that did not come to light nor benefit others. It is all in the cemetery where they are buried."