Being a leader today is a tough gig. The expectations are enormous, not only for performance but for your ability to manage people as well. These days, our leaders are expected to have it all - be smart, savvy, but also caring and compassionate. Often they are treated as Messiah’s, with the weight of the organisation’s success piled on their shoulders. Then, when miracles do not happen, they are cast aside for the next chosen one. So, what can a leader do when their skills, passions and pledges can be thrown away in an instant. Simply - they just need to do their best.
This volume of essays is a testament to the trials of those in leadership positions, and the difficulties in creating a culture that truly cares for people. It covers wide-ranging topics such as how you view your people, gender diversity, business intelligence, emotions, bullying, compliance and the power of compliments.
While some essays are openly critical of some common business practices, they are done so to bring to light the missing part of the picture. They have been written to show some examples of blinkered and unbalanced views being taken by those in power and to provide an alternative and more sustainable path to prosperity. These essays are a call from one employee to bring more care, consideration and compassion into organisational policy and practice.