Human-centric leadership is NOT optional
Updated: Jan 27, 2020
Human-centric leadership is NOT optional.
It is NOT a luxury you can put off. It is NOT soft. It is NOT just some feel-good platitude.
It costs an average of $15,000 to replace an employee today––much more for a manager or executive.
Current studies show that nearly 70% of the workforce is disengaged.
One of the top reasons cited for these issues is that people believe their leaders don't care!
The research is absolutely clear. People perform at their best when––and only when––they know their leaders care, when their work has meaning and when they have the opportunity to learn, grow and develop.
To achieve this today’s leader must be emotionally intelligent, possess strong interpersonal skills and have a well developed and accurate sense of self-awareness. This is the type of leader we call “human-centric.”
This is the type of of leader we call THE SENSEI LEADER.
Don’t “motivate.” Inspire.
For too long managers have relied on technical and often external means to “motivate” people to higher levels of performance. That works––to some extent.
Motivation is about compelling an action to a particular expectation. Inspiration is about blowing expectations out of the water.
You can motivate people by bribing them with incentives and bonuses. You can motivate them by scaring and threatening them.