People are excited to do what they want to do, not what you want them to do. The sooner you embrace this idea, the more successful you’ll become. Control resources. Release people. Frustration: Leaders think: You could do …. You could become … You should … I’ve always seen the great things others could do. […]
via 4 Ways to Throw Gas – not water – On Dreams — Leadership Freak
Many who would lead are only covertly controlling. Many who would mentor are only distracting toward their own visions. Real help shows the way, knowing the alternative paths and the potholes.
Even within a company, employees can be allowed to dream as long as their dreams are a subset of the company’s vision and those dreams are achievable and measurable. Apple, for instance, gives employees enough “head” to let them suggest what needs to be done, how it should be done, and what the measures should be used. It is for this reason that Apple is the vibrant, creative, competitive company that it is.