Are you blooming?

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”

Alexander Den Heijer

People are a lot like flowers. They need suitable soil, sunshine, water, and food to grow. Take away these things, and performance is suboptimal at best.

Flowers also need structure and process to bloom their brightest. You can’t dump all the water on them at once and then give none for a month and expect great results; the environment matters, consistency matters, discipline and process matter. Add these ingredients to the mix and you have a formula for achieving beauty.  

Are you an AT or a WITH?

“When I talk to managers, I get the feeling that they are important.

When I talk to leaders, I get the feeling that I am important.”

Alexander Den Heijer

Managers talk AT you.

Leaders talk WITH you.  

Leaders also continue to reinforce the feeling of importance you receive from them with every interaction. It’s never a one and done. It is a constant ongoing dialogue bolstered through every conversation and engagement. With great leaders, YOU are always the most important person in the room.

Are you an AT or a WITH?

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