There’s no doubt that the world has profoundly changed—and has become nearly unrecognizable—since my book, Lead From the Heart, was first published in 2011. In fact, when it came out, many business leaders heard the word “heart” and instinctively assumed its author had to be a spiritualist, a nut or someone who didn’t get business. That word “heart” you see, has always conveyed soft, weak and ineffective management.
In the decade since, however, there’s been a seismic shift in how people view leadership, their jobs and the world of work as a whole, pushing all of us to reassess what management practices positively motivate human beings in the workplace.
Largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting “Great Resignation,” a fundamental shift has occurred in the relationship between employees and employers. And because people have grown incredibly weary of working for uncaring or even toxic bosses who ignore their well-being and happiness, we’ve reached an inflection point—a clearly defined moment in time—when organizations now must choose whether they will employ managers who will honor humanity rather than exploit it.
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