Caretaking assumptions look like this:
I know what’s best for those who follow me.
If I take care of them, they owe me.
My people are not capable of solving their own problems.
If they do as I ask, I will keep them safe
As leader, I am also protector.
Caring assumptions look more like this:
Those I lead know what’s best for them. They like to have choices.
If I care for them, they will care for others including those whom the organization serves.
People I lead are responsible adults
People are fully capable of solving their own problems
As leader, I am also facilitator.