Category – Business, book summary
Reading time – 5 minutes
I am not a big fan of leadership books. They are all little bit skewed in their content. They are either very superficial or they paint too idealistic picture of a leader.
New requirements from the leaders.
As mankind has progressed, rules have changed. We need new type of leadership for future businesses and organisations. Good old paternistic bosses, who wagged their tongue as a whiplash are useless in a generation of individualism.
Leaders of present times need to carry a smile and graditude on their faces and every employee commands a certain degree of respect and freedom.
Happy staff is equal to happy customers
Time and again different studies have confirmed that happy employees lead to happy customers and hence a happy balancesheet for the company.
Few perks and freedom to feel control over their job; leads to more productive workers. This feeling of control erodes away any feeling of insecurity that is prevelent in present job system, where health benefits and pensions are literally absent.
Employees in small teams who trust each other and are free of interteam competition; is a dream of every manager.
Rise of individualism
After 1980, individualism became an accepted theory and fences started appearing between people. This created a dehumanised society; which focuses on profit before environment or poor people.
Rich pay less taxes. They find all possible loopholes to evade taxes. This leads to ever increasing inequality and rich finally end up in such a strong position that they lobby strongly against any change in tax laws.
Self employed and salaried people pay significant part of their income in taxes; as they do not posses knowledge and resources to use tax system loopholes.
So at the end of the day, employee feels good if he had a decent treatment in the office. A respecting boss and cordial working environment that permits few human mistakes will make them forget all the odds stacked against them.
So we need leaders who have respectful way of getting things done by their workers and who are ready to handover some control to their workers; so that they feel that they are driving a part of the company.
We need more of oxytocin surge; which leads to feeling of friendship and generosity and lesser levels of cortisol and adrenaline.
Inspiration – Leaders eat last by Simon Sinek.https://www.amazon.in/Leaders-Eat-Last-New-Chapter/dp/0670923176