“Trust between management and employees, and among team members, is the defining characteristic of what makes an organisation a great place to work.”
-Steven M.R. Covey
The story of David & Goliath is familiar to most people. Big man challenges the nation of Israel to a fight. Everyone scared. Teenage shepherd boy steps up. Goliath dead.
The story has been told, interpreted and applied to a myriad of different situations. But there is another encounter in the story that sheds light on the issue of trust.
One the one side you have the new nation of Israel, on the other side of the valley, the Philistines. Fighting army to army was costly, even for the victor. So, instead, armies would send out their top warrior for a one-on-one battle. …
Every leader, in every situation, faces a choice: do you play to win or do you play not to lose?
It’s been both intriguing and demoralising watching Brexit unfold living as a Brit in the Netherlannds in the United Kingdom.
Politics aside, the Brexit Story provides a fascinating insight in how leaders lead. We can expect many books and documentaries on the subject, but one thing is abundantly clear: every leader, in every situation, faces a choice: do you play to win or do you play not to lose?
Playing not to lose is fundamentally born out of fear and is characterised by certain key behaviours. …