Make Other People Powerful

This is what the best leaders do. They discover, with relentless curiosity, each team member’s sweet spot – what they are especially equipped to do – and then they create the conditions for them to do it freely and expansively. Like the arousing final lines in Hafiz’s great poem, the “beautiful rowdy prisoners” are atContinue reading “Make Other People Powerful”

Set Them Free

The small man Builds cages for everyone He Knows. While the sage, Who has to duck his head When the moon is low, Keeps dropping keys all night long For the Beautiful Rowdy Prisoners. ~ Hafiz Today, will you build more cages or drop more keys? The “small” leader needs to control because he feelsContinue reading “Set Them Free”

Cages or Keys?

The small man Builds cages for everyone He Knows. While the sage, Who has to duck his head When the moon is low, Keeps dropping keys all night long For the Beautiful Rowdy Prisoners. ~ Hafiz Not a bad question at the end of the day: did I build more cages or drop more keys?Continue reading “Cages or Keys?”