Help people think better - Don't tell them what to do.
~ David Rock
I recently read a book that exploded my thinking cap.
It's a must share.
Well that is what happened to me with the book Quiet Leader by David Rock.
Let me start by saying... I hate being told what to do.
I actually get into a pissy pant party if I get told what to do.
Just ask my parents, it started at a young age.
The tag on this book... Help people think better - Don't tell them what to do, made me jump for joy!
Unless a runaway bus is coming down the road directly toward me and I am on the crosswalk, then hell yes tell me to MOVE!
But there is a larger picture.
I notice how everyone is googlfied! (My new word)
What is googlfied?
My definition: a problem, idea or question comes to someones mind, and someone will google it to find the answer instead of staying within their creative thinking to come up with something new or find they had the answers all along.
Everyone has an their own ideas on how they would handle that spoiled rotten kid who runs their parents' lives in a negative way.
But we have no idea how to manage our employees who have tantrums when they don't get their way, are mean as hell to others or just takeover the workplace in a negative way.
How's this working for you?
I am going to go out on a limb, that might not be as sturdy as I would like, but I am sure a negative work environment was created by how we have allowed employees to act, work and engage with everyone around.
So let's get one thing straight, I am not speaking about all workplaces.
There are some amazing cultures throughout the world who have mastered workplace appreciation, as well as the climate control of the environment in a whole.
When a new employee starts a job, they are excited to be part of a team.
They are proud of the accomplishment of landing the position of their choice.
But somewhere from that first day to the present day,...