It is a common chore for most bosses to make holy statements of intents to the people they work with. How much they really mean?
The pitch of holy statements goes higher, when people move to higher positions or are new in their positions! Higher the number of people in team, higher is the amplitude of such pitch and bigger is the gap between lip and living by such statements! It is not uncommon that Bosses give sermons to employees that they are open to accept criticism or getting challenged.
So, what do most Bosses actually mean when they express their solidarity with such sacred values?
Everyone has eternal desire to be seen as honest and holy!
Let us not single out bosses; everyone at heart nurses a desire that he or she must be seen as honest and holy. Yes, degree of such desire may be higher in the positions of power or prominence. Here is why everybody craves for it:
It is above desire that prompts most people, including bosses to make principled and pious statements.
How gap between intention and implementation drives behavior of bosses
If you observe carefully, the intents of most people get developed easily, if things appeal to them. Merely by having intents or ideas of intents, many people tend to feel good or great if the job is done; but they seldom realize that real game begins in implementation.
Real problem all over the world is missing focus on implementing good intentions! Paradox is that bad ones get easily and quickly implemented!!
Here below is what has been noticed in behavior of such bosses in real life:
Closing the gap between Lip and Living-by creates astonishing results
“Walk the Talk” is a very common phrase in corporate life. In practice, it is indeed a phrase and hardly a pursuit! Let us modify the phrase to “Walk the Thoughts and Talks”. In other words, keep no gap in what we think, speak and do!
Our corporate, as also common life would be astonishingly awesome and beneficial, if we close the gap among 3 things – thinking, speaking and doing. A true differentiator between leader and boss, performer and non, a doer or non-doer is that the former has no gap between the 3 things! It is just this differentiator that makes bosses a long term liability and leaders a long term asset for the company!