...the unseen power to grow at the inner core of each person.
The power tries to express itself in everything they do, even in the things that go wrong. Preoccupation with what’s wrong limits it. Fear presses in. Mental chitchat closes things down. Spontaneous and quirky growth ideas become too risky.
However, there’s another unseen power that exists between people. It causes ideas to be created together. Working co-operatively yields far more than creating alone. It takes trust and determination to come out to play with a colleague.
No team ever came up with great solutions by constantly worrying about the things they've done wrong. Think about that the next time you say your people don’t have good ideas.
In the business world it’s too easy to let process, metrics and rapid judgement rule. Try to balance it. Consciously realize and recognize the incredible unseen power in people. Encourage fresh and different ideas. Send signals that you want co-operation to create the best ideas for growth.
Encourage the flame, don’t snuff it out.