By encouraging employees to both seek and provide help, rewarding givers, and screening out takers, companies can reap significant and lasting benefits. .
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Thanks to John Page, fellow Vistage Chair, for sharing this article. Goes along with the old adage: The more one gives, the more one receives.
Back to Simon Sinek's Oxytocin. It feels good to give, it feels good to receive, and the one's observing also get a feel good by what they observe..
Some of the statements that reflect this are:
He climbs highest who lifts as he goes.
If you want to travel fast, go alone
If you want to travel far, go together,
We call ourselves social animals or human beings.
We are herd/pack animals. We need each other.
We are all interdependent. Everything is related to everything else. We forget that everything is connected, I can only create what I can imagine.
John Lennon reminds us: Imagine.
Yet, Game Theory and the DSM-soon to be V, removed the context. John Nash in his genius that created game theory was in a state of paranoid schizophrenia. Remove the confounding variable of feelings and emotions. When he tested his theory out on the secretary pool, they helped each other. When the hundreds of thousands of questionaires that were sent out to establish the symptoms that could be used to diagnosis various psychiatric or psychological pathology - Diagnostic Statistic Manual (DSM) - what was left out was the human element of context. If you have 7 of the 9 symptoms, there is a X percent liklihood that you are suffering from:: fill in the blank.
I am grateful for Alfred Adler who said that when you are certain that you have analyzed the person's situation and are sure of your decision, he added: It could be different.
If there was the death of a loved one. If one had been divorced, or experienced a reduction-in-force, a family disagreement turned nasty, a false accusation, a vindictive co-worker, there are emotional states that are human when going through such stresses, losses or traumas. Our defense mechanisms, our reactions are all part of being human.
As Lee Thayer reminds us: If you want to see the culture/company/family you deserve; look at the one you have.
The way I think influences my habits and my habits influence who I am. And who I am can be seen in what I do, and how I behave. Do I create a safe space. Does my company, my community, my family create a safe space where I am respected, appreciated, and cared for. it's the proverbial: wingman; the someone who wants me to succeed, the one who sees the potential and challenges it out of me.
Being competent and doing excellent work is its own reward and gives one a life worth living. .