“Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things” – A. Einstein
You cannot expect to make a significant change to your organisation unless you are willing to transform yourself as a leader. This requires leadership development with an intimate understanding of who you are, how you behave, what is important to you and, most importantly, what you need in order to find fulfilment in your life. When you are transparent about who you are, what you truly want, and what you find unacceptable, you will be seen as a person with integrity and will develop trust among your teams. Cultural transformation must begin with authentic leaders who value human beings. When the top team leaders slow down to listen to the people in the organisation, and act upon their needs, transformation will begin. Many leaders are often too busy listen to their own personal needs. They can also miss what is going on around them. Leaders at all levels need to continuously slow down and stay open to the needs of their employees. It is important that see themselves as vital part of the whole and shift focus from self-interest to common good.