The Foundations we build on.
Living is a journey through time and culture. We bring our own unique mix of traditions, preferences, norms, quirks and behaviour.
Along the myriad paths we travel, we engage with people and their cultures. We pick up and embody some of who they are – and hopefully inspire them with the best of who we are. It is how we revolve and evolve around each other.
Our culture guides how we approach creating and shaping our own lives. How we see and think about ourselves and each other.
Learning is a life long journey. Whether academic, crafts based or practical. We need to learn new things and skills, re-learn and upgrade what we know. And the way we learn is certain to change. But exploring our world and other cultures. Is essential building blocks for creating the world we want to live in.
We learn the most from teaching others. Passing on our knowledge and experience to others. Is equally rewarding and our best teacher. And as we help lift others, it makes room for new knowledge.
We mostly call this ‘work’. We are ‘going to work’, we are ‘working’, we are ‘coming home from work’. We are all ‘workers’.
And every day, people are accomplishing great things together. We will be ground to a halt if no work is done. But working doesn’t quite ‘speak to’ the valuable outcomes being created from all these efforts.
Bringing all our efforts, skill and creativity with us every day. We function better when we know what we are part of creating, that we belong and understand our value add.
Managing an area of a project, team, business unit or a process. Is one of the most diverse, varied and expansive roles you can take on. It requires deep subject matter expertise of your own area, broad understanding of surrounding business areas, and the cultures of everyone involved.
Experienced managers will take on the ultimate challenge, coaching. Guiding, lifting and inspiring others, helping them become successful – on their own terms.
Stepping forward, and showing the way for ourselves and others, is a brave decision.
We can all choose to lead. At any age, and in all areas and aspects of life. It is challenging, admirable and deserves our gratitude and respect.
Keep in mind. That being a Leader is an honorary title. Bestowed on you by those whose respect you have earned.
As a Leader, you become mentor, builder of lighthouses and core foundation for the entire organisation. The firm ground that all those contributing their skills, creativity and efforts, rely on. So they can focus on moving towards common goals together.
Leading is not the end of your journey, but the beginning of everything to come. Listen to those who will be living in the future world your are creating together. Build it in their image. Build it well.
ZeroLedge seen as a Niwa structure.