On my short years like a #MillenialManager, I have learned a lesson related with Principles.
Why are principles important? Because they will help us to make decisions, decisions are our choices and we have to live with the choices that we have done.
Why are principles important? They will help us to make decisions.
It sound a quite obvious, but aim to long term strategy’s objectives requires short term decisions. But, when the short term actions block the way to aim the objectives, we can be one step further… if those short term actions are more frequent, the risk to watch the race from the pit lane gets higher.
Choices will define how people perceive attitudes. That reason is enough to be careful of each action that we can take, isn’t it?.
Principles aren’t important just for your reputation… also give others a better life’s experience
“Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.” — Ryan Freitas, About.me co-founder
You only can sell what is true, everything else is or will be rubbish. (How many times have you been invited to sell what you don’t have, but maybe others can prepare? How many times have you promised something that is not in your scope of work?)
Principles are the values which help you to align the vision and goals. They can help you to make decisions, these decisions which align both actions and what’s important for you.
When your Principles, Goals & Value are aligned, the environment will understand your movements. When they won’t, your organization will hear the noise.
Your consistent will motivate a team. When you create your decisions with others (Not making decisions for others. Not delegating decisions to others) your organization will be networked, fostering participation and probably pushing the performance higher.
But, when you make decisions for others, your are building a parental work system… when you avoid decisions, you relay on your entitlement and not in your responsibility.
Just creating a community of people you can maximize your virtuous circles.
As the begining… Principles will define the other’s experience… Are you working on create a community?? You should.
Question of the day
What is a great place to work?
Quote of the day
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.