I am only 3 chapters into The 8th Habit by Stephen R. Covey and he has already given me something to think about. The section is called The Whole Person Paradigm and the paragraph that resonates with me is:
‘The fundamental reality is, human beings are not things needing to be motivated and controlled; they are four dimensional – body, mind, heart and spirit.
People want to Live
People want to Learn
People want to Love
People want to Leave a legacy i.e. a contribution
People have choices including where they work and who they work for. Organisations need to tap into the four key dimensions of what it means to be human in order to get the best out of its talented people. So
Treat people fairly
Help people develop and grow
Treat people kindly and with empathy
Give people a purpose
They look so simple when written down so why do businesses and leaders struggle?