This video is a worthy 12 minutes to make us pause and reflect. The danger I see in talking about leadership is that the “lessons learned” or the lesson “meant to be taught” usually overemphasizes that one aspect of leadership. The responsibility of leadership REQUIRES several traits/skills/habits, not just one. Even though this focuses on one, as long as we see it as a string in the tapestry of what leaders need, I find the concept here to ring true.
Making people who “work for us” feel safe seems to require taking the LONG VIEW toward your business and the co-people around us. Ofttimes, a company’s culture will trump our better-inner-leader. We perform according to how we’re measured and so its critical that we find a culture that allows for that. Even better … its critical that we shape our company’s culture into one that fosters that long view as well.