SKIVE – The Unsurprising Truth About What De-motivates Us

Loved this piece by @SimonHeath1. Brief and brilliant.


Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
Milan Kundera
I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.
Bill Gates

Leadership is not about rank or privilege, but a responsibility towards people. It is an understandable desire of the newly minted manager to want to erect an edifice in his own image but we should resist the temptation to lean in with process and structure, throwing up roadblocks for our people to contend with. The first action of leadership should be to step back and observe. Secondly, to form authentic, non-obvious and revealing insights and to then form ideas from those insights. In doing so, we also need to recognise that one of the most significant barriers to the execution of ideas is ourselves and therefore remember to stay out of…

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