Here you will find purposeful answers to common misconceptions of leadership and management that cause people to fail and remain unfulfilled. Put yourself on the track to success and fulfillment with these gems of practical wisdom.
You shouldn’t be driven by goals!
So, what should you be driven by?
Vision incorporates the purpose and core values of the business.
A common mistake made by managers and leaders is to be driven by goals. Most management and leadership training courses stress that the purpose of action is to achieve goals. Here are some reasons why actions driven by goals and the rewards that are respresented by goals can lead to disaster:
Goals and results represent the fruits of the action.
If you focus on the fruits, you will use manipulation in order to attain the fruits.
The purpose of goals is to measure progress toward your mission.
The purpose of fruits is to reward success for accomplishing your mission.
Ethical balance is threatened by focusing on what you will get rather than what you can give.
Being driven by goals and fruits is a consequence of an “outside-in” motivation. This will lead to unsatisfying results no matter how successful the action or rich the fruit.