“We can learn for our future from our past, because regardless of technology
or the speed of innovation, people are still people”
According to Sinek, we need to create ‘family’ or a sense of ‘brothers and sisters’, rather than colleagues and co-workers. How on earth do leaders do that? Sinek says it is achieved through love and devotion. You, as the leader, have to honestly care for the people in your charge, and empower and trust them to honestly care for those in their charge, etc, etc. The cycle of care and respect and trust starts with you, the leader, and you have the power to create the team, the vibe, the environment, and the results you choose.
We are highly evolved social beings, who all love to follow someone who ignites our passion, who appreciates and trusts us. Loving your work is a right we all have! When we feel that our leader cares about us, and give us their trust, we tend to respond in kind – upwards, horizontally, and downwards. Then ‘Business Purpose, Objectives and Vision’ becomes ‘MY Purpose, Objectives and Vision’. Then my every action is in support of these. If you give your team something to believe in… something which can challenge them, where it is safe to make mistakes and learn… You are halfway there!