“It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.” – J.M. Laurence
When we let the goals and measures of success override our investment in our people, team members perceive themselves as a means to an end, a product to be consumed, to achieve some stated objective, not the objective itself.
We must prioritize people over procedures for better results!
In Robb Holman’s latest book, Move the Needle: How Inside Out Leaders Influence Organizational Culture, he designates an entire chapter to the invaluable area of creating space in relationships. Here is an excerpt from Chapter 5 called: ‘People Before Things’:
By creating intentional space, we provide an opportunity for greater influence – but not how we might think. We don’t manipulate people or things to get what we want. We help people get what they want. This kind of influence changes organizational culture from the inside out one person at a time.
In this most recent episode of the Inside Out Leadership Podcast, Robb shares an inspiring story about a walk he took with his two older children and what extraordinary thing happened as a natural result!