Sunday, October 7, 2012

Love is God

"The entire universe is made up of a stuff called Love, and that is what God is! " ~ Sri Sri RaviShankar

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

7 Primary Responsibilities of Leaders

Via Greg Baer's Real Love in Workplace

Remember that as leaders we have seven primary responsibilities:

  1. To love people—fellow employees, direct reports, fellow managers, vendors, and customers - unconditionally.
  2. To give people the information, training, materials, manpower, and other resources that will enable them to complete their assignments.
  3. To teach people how to unconditionally love those around them.
  4. To encourage people to find an innate sense of meaning in their jobs, especially as they experiment with creativity and innovation. Th is naturally includes supporting people as they make the inevitable mistakes that accompany experimentation.
  5. To give people a sense that they own their jobs and are responsible for them.
  6. To put people in the jobs best suited for their talents and desires.
  7. To hold people accountable—in a loving not controlling way—for their responsibilities.
This is a to-read book in my list.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cultivating Love at Work

"The joy, pleasure, and fulfillment that come from doing work we love fuels extraordinary performances and brilliant, satisfying results. While autocracies lull employees into apathy and hypnotize them into subservience, democracies demand their personal ad collaborative participation, responsibility, and leadership. Joy and pleasure are encouraged by participating in the leadership of democratic organizations and harnessing the power of collective creativity and commitment. In democratic organizations where everyone is a leader and decisions are made by consensus, it is easier to be oneself and therefore to love. Our love of work, when voluntarily given is the greatest motivator of all.

- Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith in The Art of Waking People Up.