Almost always, having a case study makes discussions and
explanations clearer; and for the audience, it's just a matter of
having an open mind to go with receptive ears; hence, let's start
this blog from where we left off.
"How come when I want a pair of hands, I get a human being
as well?" - Henry Ford
As a human being, bear in mind that you are dealing with fellow
human beings as well. Respect is the key to good relationships.
As a Leader, you would go a long way if you know how to value
We may belong to different races, speak different languages,
practice different traditions but realize that God created us
equally although under different circumstances.
This means, with brains and the right attitude, we can make it...
it's just a question of cooperation. See, we know that we are all
in this together, so, why not just help each other? Worry not
there is still a pie for everybody so don't be deaf. If life is
temporary then learn to really listen.
You might say, "but we are into business, why include talks of
life?" Well, business is part of life. And for one to say such puts
a dent to his being, as does this mean that one could just plow
anyone with money? Is he a conscientious Leader then?
Worth following? You might succeed to a certain point but
sooner or later your principles would hurt you.
"Management and union maybe likened to that serpent of the
fables who on one body had two heads that, fighting each other
with poisonous fangs, killed themselves." - Peter Drucker
What happened to Dan Gilbert and LeBron James was such a
pity. They had their points but they did not "talk" before coming
out in the open. Look what happened? Their break up hurt them
both whether they realize it or not. Sure the Cavs may find
another "LeBron" in the future and James could win a
championship with Miami -- but at what expense?
Currently, they have hurt their public image. Later on, LeBron
"could" either hurt his legacy or his new found relationships
after some time specially with Dwyane Wade who not only is
the Heat's franchise player but plays exactly like James.
Some inside competition brewing, huh? And it could be unhealthy.
Oh yes, Magic had Worthy and Kareem while Jordan had Pippen
and Rodman -- but come to think of it, it's really a different case.
James and Chris Bosh are no rookies nor veterans in their 30's
but in their prime when they were acquired.
And Dan Gilbert?
His emotions could give worry to his organization and every
entity he deals with.
Yet, let's just wait and see... as only time can tell.
In the end, it would boil down to accepting roles and team
chemistry as how it is for a regular business organization that
laymen understands it to be.
This is the challenge for its Leaders -- growing your seeds.
"A well-run business must have high and consistent standards of
ethics." - Richard Branson