Are you the Head Honcho? The big cheese?
I remember an old saying, “If you want a fresh drink of water, go to the head of the stream.” In other words if you want the truth, ask the person who knows; or if you need permission, ask the person with the authority to grant it. Many systems and organizations are so opaque and complicated, it’s hard to find the head.
Here are a few things we can do to keep our organizations flowing freely.
Don’t just train, teach.
If you teach someone WHY, you unlock personal genius and they become a better team player. Understanding creates confidence creates initiative creates efficiency.
An environment where small failures are actually praised and shared is magical. When people are allowed to TRY without fear, new ideas come to light. A few winning ideas can be a game changer.
Encourage and invest.
People care about people who care about them. When we CARE it positively affects productivity and bottom lines; but more importantly, it changes lives.
Everyone has a BOSS.
Regardless of where you are on the ladder, you have a boss. Like it or not, one day you will be asked to give account for your work.
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;  What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?Psalm 8:3-4 KJV