“A boss wants to pay for results, an employee wants recognition for effort. If a boss recognizes effort, they will get even better results.”
― Simon Sinek.
These days I am inspired by Simon Sinek, a top leadership expert. All three of his books- Start with Why? Leaders Eat Last and Together is Better have had a profound impact on my views on leadership.
Over the years I’ve worked with managers who had authority but were not leaders. Today when I recall those experiences, those managers were only interested in seeing through their subordinates and looked for short term results.
Over the years I understood that a leader is not somebody who sees through people but sees people through. He does this by coaching the team without them realizing that they are being coached. It is one of the best ways to grow yourself as a person.
We think that the short term results for which the leader drives people are what matter to organizational success. However what matters is how a leader is able to sacrifice his short term goals for long term success of the company.
Today I try to balance these two and nothing is more successful and enriching than developing people.
There are two kinds of Leaders: Leaders who see through people and leaders who see people through. What kind of leader are you?
This is a very short and effective blog.
Good to see you pushing yourself and sharing your learning, Vinod.
Keep up the good work.
Good one Vinod and very nicely written.
Keep blogging more.
Good one Vinod.. Keep posting.
Hi Vinod, I loved the phrase you’ve coined “Leaders see people through”. Wished it was a bit longer. I’ve started following Simon Sinek too. It started with his take on Millenials in the workplace..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hER0Qp6QJNU ..What’s your say 😉
Anjali… the interview with Simon Sinek is a great one. I too love the way he speaks/writes.
Fantastic blog and start vinod
Very nice thought and effectively put across…Vinod…