16/58: Manage Agreements, Not People

Part 16 of the excerpts from 100 Ways To Motivate Others

Managers make a mistake when trying to manage their people.

A skillful leader does not play amateur psychotherapist, trying to manage people’s emotions and personalities. A skillful leader is compassionate and always seeks to understand the feelings of others.

A leader manages agreements. Once agreements have been made on an adult to adult basis, people don’t have to be managed anymore.

What gets managed is the agreement.

© Steve Chandler. Off his book app, ’100 Ways To Motivate Others- How Great Leaders Can Produce Insane Results Without Driving People Crazy’

No trees were harmed during the publishing of this post but a few electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


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