Nuggets of Management Wisdom #5
Never try to manage your people; always lead them.
There is difference between human resources and material resources. Material resources are made of nuts, bolts, or micro-chips, but human resources are made of intellect and emotions. Managing creatures of emotions is virtually impossible. They have to be led in the direction you want them to take.
The human nature is such that in its natural state it abhors any kind of management from external sources. It has to be internally managed and that is possible only if outside leadership manipulates emotions and facilitates the inner self management.
So lead your people; and manage everything else.
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