"MORE HUMANITY ... LESS INSANITY"
Humanity: “The quality or state of being humane."
Insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result”—Albert Einstein.
Most workplace challenges--by a wide margin--are not about overcoming technical obstacles, but about how we work together WHILE attempting to overcome those obstacles. Working well together requires good communication, and treating each other with dignity and respect, but it really all boils down to what we communicate, and how.
What if you could embrace, model, and normalize new communication patterns?
How differently would people view you as a leader if you broke from entrenched patterns of communication that hinder your work together, and began new ones that opened up new possibilities?
How would things be different for you if the quality of your team’s interactions were such that nothing stood between you and the quality of your work?
As a leader, it really does begin with you. It begins with your humanity. Period. But it doesn’t end with you.
How you and your team communicate together is your most important work—more important even than the work product you are providing. Why? Because if your communication is out of whack, it doesn’t really matter what your work is. It will always be less than it could be.