There is a little principle that I sometimes call the “golden watch principle”: When I want something from someone else (like a golden watch), their ability to withhold what I want gives them power over me.
To avoid these consequences, managers must stop viewing management as the job of using people to achieve a result.
We believe that in order to effectively lead others, you need to be in charge of your own life. It is this simple yet profound concept that sits behind our Personal Excellence Programme.
Benevolence is about a whole lot more than just being nice. People can only be dismissive of being here to give if they do not understand the complex nexus of character traits and feelings associated with it.
In the Broadest sense, there are two kinds of people, or perhaps better, two “ways of being”. Competitive or Cooperative.