A word I’m hearing demanded a lot from our leaders. Whether in companies, politics, or elsewhere.
And for good reason. When you’re in a position of power, it’s your responsibility to think of those whose support you need to achieve (hopefully positive and purposeful) goals.
But I hear it a lot less as an aspiration for all of us.
We demand it of our leaders, but we’re not as ready to adopt it as citizens, taxpayers or employees.
But that kind of asymmetry doesn’t work too well.
Because we all get more when we all give more.
I love the African philosophy of Ubuntu, because it says it best.
“I am because we are.”
CEOs (and PMs) would do well to think on Ubuntu. But if we want the world to always be better, then so would the rest of us.
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