It’s not the genius at the top giving direction that makes people great. It is the great people that make the guy at the top look like a genius
Simon Sinek – Leader eat last.
Leaders want to feel safe too. No matter what place we occupy in the pecking order, every single one of us wants to feel like we are valued by the others in the groupe. If we are having a bad day at work and our performance is suffering, instead of yelling at us, we wish our bosses would ask us, « Are you ok ? » And likewise, we as members of the Circle have a responsability to our leaders -that’s what makes us valuable to them, not our numbers. So when our boss comes down hard and us and we know the reason, it is equally our responsability to express concern for their well-being. That’s how the Cirlce of Safety stays storng.
Even when we know that feeling insecure at work hurts our performance and our helth, sometimes even killing us, we stay in jobs we hate. For some reason, we are able to convince ourselves that unknown danger outside are more perilous than the dangers inside. And so we adapt and put up with unconfortable work environnements that do not make us feel good or inspire our best work. We have all, at some time, rationalized our position or our place and continued doing exactly what we were doing.