Three days ago I posted about keeping my blog alive.
Once this post is posted I have one to go – strangely I have two already in the background, I’m just not happy with them yet.
One to go :), and I’ve just begun.
So what have I learnt?
Easy. Pay attention.
Not me – but your attention to what I am doing makes me pay attention to what I am doing. So it is management theory in action. Management by walking around. You are the managers of the blog, and I always thought it was me!
Dr Asheer and Ajay due to their regular and thoughtful contributions both gave me a warm glow when I flew over Mumbai / India 3 days ago. But more importantly they are part of my online community which gave me the impetus to carry through with this blog.
So it’s true. You pay attention and things change. You needn’t do more than just touch base authentically and people will work for you.
I’d love to tell you of my courage and perserverance, but I suspect that wouldn’t have got me through. Knowing you are out there, got me through.
And so it is with those around you – your employees, your family, your friends.
Take the time to show them they matter, that you know they are there, that you care.
I hope you feel honoured by this post in the way I intend, and take heart that paying attention, pays wonderfully.