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Monday, November 20, 2006

Rising To The Challenge...

“People rise to the challenge when it is their challenge.”

Belasco & Stayer

This is really some food for thought for every leader and every manager. It is quite profound and yet so simple.

People work best when they own something. Unless there is a sense of ownership involved, the motivation to excel in any work is never optimal. For optimal motivation, one always needs a sense of belongingness and a feeling of close association with success and failure of something. Unless you establish a chromosome connect between your people and the projects they work on, you can never get the best out of them. Make something their baby, tell them explicitly that it is their baby; and they will do all they can to raise the baby in the best possible way.

Give it a try. It can’t fail you!

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Comments on "Rising To The Challenge..."


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:40 AM) : 

For once I totally agree with you :)


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