So, how do we develop those who feel like they are standing still as we zoom around checking things off our list? We remind ourselves that professional development and employee investment are among the greatest gifts we are given as managers - to take a person from green to golden, to watch as he/she evolves, to allow for opportunity, and to shine a light on his/her achievements - is a gift.
The problem - I knew that I was not meant to be in the same position for the next 5, 10, or 20 years. I knew that I was capable of more than I was limited to within the confines of my career. I knew I wanted to feel passionate about my work, and I wanted ownership of my own success as opposed to being buoyed to anyone else. I knew I wanted more freedom and not to sit at a desk for eight hours a day. I knew I wanted more. The question became, how do I achieve this?
What is occurring within companies that is creating an opportunity for such reckless and inappropriate behavior? Is it the modeling of actions that employees see among leadership, or perhaps the absence of a strong, leadership-driven corporate culture that fosters equality, education, and accountability.
Apply these simple yogic philosophies to create more work-life harmony.
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