Leaders may lead but responsibility is everyone’s
Friday, 22 July, 2011 Leave a comment
Seth Godin, in typically succinct terms, reminds us that, with responsibility and contribution, we each have the power to build something robust. We have allowed a generation of “leaders” to weaken organisations to feed their ego’s and pursue personal wealth but, although change is not easy, the means to (re)build something better rests with each of us.
The stability, power and longevity of a tribe is directly related to the way it is treated by its members.
When many of them seek to take, to enrich themselves and to find a loophole or advantage, the group is weakened.
Culture and management are not the same thing–when we strengthen our organization, when we encourage and respect our fellow employees, management follows. Group up, not top down.
Society and government are not the same thing either. The tribe we get is the tribe we build.
I don’t think we can abdicate our responsibilities within a tribe to the leader.
The opportunity is simple: the more each individual gives, the more each of us end up getting.