The Cherokee Indians of North America have long believed that success relies on three things:
- Purpose: clarity over the task you want to complete and the tenacity to stick with it.
- Ability: the skills and methods to allow you to complete that task.
- Integrity: a task that lines up with your own beliefs and values, and of those who support you.
If you have those three, so ancient wisdom goes, you can achieve anything you wish.
There is nothing new under the sun
Management is all about creating success, we search out anything that will help us achieve, chasing down new ideas, rolling out initiative after initiative, new ways of managing, motivating and incentivising our staff, urging them on.
But we rarely leave anything alone long enough for it to stand a chance of working.
Human nature is human nature; we haven’t changed much in the past thousand years.
So what worked for the Cherokee would more than probably work now.
If you gave it a chance.
Unfortunately, if you stick with what works, you won’t be rewarded for that next big thing.
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