Are You Serious
In his recent book What Makes Us Tick
author Hugh Mackay states that the one human desire most easily forgotten is the desire to be taken seriously. Mackay added "this is the deepest need everyone has - to be acknowledged, valued and listened to." Every leader of every business, organisation or family unit needs to understand this. We shut down the creative ideas of people and companies simply because we don't show them the respect of taking them seriously. Every day in boardrooms, kitchens, cubicles and off-sites ideas die. Ideas die and they will never see the light of day because the leader or the person most responsible for drawing out those great ideas didn't acknowledge, appreciate, notice, value or listen to someone who had in fact something to share. Parents should take heed of this also, as it is a valuable lesson to learn in raising our children. How often do we brush children off because our Android
or iPhone's seem to be far more important and this sends the message to our children that they are not being taken seriously. How often do you acknowledge them, appreciate them, notice them, value them, or listen to them? Don't let your employees, work mates or children's ideas die, or allow their Mojo to be stolen.