Sunday, November 23, 2008

What Leaders Can Learn from Children

– A Harvard Business Publishing Article

­Author Vineet Nayar says, “Unlike children, we adults draw comfort working within predictable boundaries. The sudden turn that used to delight us when we were kids raises our guard as adults.” When children are caught in the rain they splash in the water and find new games to play. Once you are wet, the fear of getting wet is over and you start enjoying the rain. With the fear gone, you return to your work with unmitigated enthusiasm. However, if you freeze indoors because of rain, there is no way you will reach anyplace. There is a forgotten lesson we leaders can learn here as we deal with the thundering rain in the world of business right now.

Click here to read about other lessons that leaders could learn from children as observed by Vineet Nayar.

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