It’s amazing the amount of articles you can find on how to be a better leader or a better manager. I’m more interested in people writing articles on how you can be a better person; more forgiving, more patient, more peaceful and all those important things.
I was talking to a colleague yesterday about the rejection of things considered too ‘woo woo’. By that we mean things tainted by the poisoned concept of self help. People easily gobble up the top ten of ‘getting the team to perform’ or ‘how to improve your productivity’ but why do they often scoff at practices or methods which guide towards a more fulfilled or happy existence?
Personally, I think we are in such trouble as a tribe that simply anything has to be better than where a lot of us have our focus as the moment. Time poor, social media obsessed, over worked and under loved, I think a good dose of ‘woo woo’ is the salve we need for this modern day burn.
Put down the faster, better, stronger work manual. Go find the stuff which investigates a deeper realm. Invest in yourself first and the less about being what the company wants you to be.