Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” is an inspirational one for me. Can you keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you? Keeping your head is not a requisite of success in many organizations. Some managers lose their heads every day-bully bosses, anger management class candidates, idiots. However, not keeping your head gradually undermines your effectiveness as a manager.
Our world is becoming increasingly collaborative and the business world is catching up. A team is not just a leader telling others what to do. A team is a partnership of individuals working toward a common purpose. A good manager knows the fuel their team needs. No one needs a maniac leading him or her.