People are people. Obvious, right? But that statement has some profound implications for you. People have emotions and they bring them to work. People are unique, not interchangeable parts. People have relationships and knowledge. People have lives that overlap their time at work.
People aren’t good at the things machines and computers are good at, but they’re perceptive and creative, things no machine can match. Bottom line: expect people to be people and revel in the wonder of it all.
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Without doubt, treating staff, employees or team members like commodities or resources to be applied to a project or problem is a sure fire way to crappy leadership.
See people as people, with all the richness, all the possibility, and yes, all the flaws that come with it, and that’s someone I’d respect and follow in a heartbeat.
Well said, Steve. Thanks for adding to the conversation.