The Essence of Competitiveness?

“The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important – and then get out of their way while they do it.”

Jack Welch – Retired CEO of General Electric

 

“The power of passion is liberated, and results achieved, when we help people to know that what they think and do is important – and then get out of their way while they do it.”

Mike Chitty

People know ‘what they think and do is important’ when it contributes to their success – however they may define it.

How much time do you spend as a manager working with people in your team understanding what matters to them and helping them to connect it with what ‘they think and do at work’?

Great managers help their people to continually develop and refine this narrative – keeping the passion alive – and delivering great results.

 

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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