Recently, this audio of a conversation between an air traffic controller and a student pilot has been doing the rounds of the internet. The student was having his third flying lesson, the first in that particular plane. The flight instructor experienced a medical emergency,
I have previously been offered an interpretation that a large number of offers being made in an organisation suggests a healthy, functioning organisation. In my mind, this makes sense. People make offers to assist someone else in taking care of something, and I think that people are less inclined to want to help others if their own needs are not being met or are at risk of not being met.
Recently, I have been reflecting on moods and emotions in the workplace. It has been interesting to view the conversations and interactions at work from a place of curiosity about the moods from which people may be operating, and I feel as though doing so has significantly helped my learning and growth.
What has occurred to me is that humans are often quick to judge the behaviours of other humans.
When we think of great leadership, we tend to think of qualities such as compassion, flexibility, understanding, honesty, trustworthiness, fairness, respect, integrity, trust in others, strength, and so the list goes on. But is great leadership really about possessing all of these qualities? Can one person be all of the above? What makes an extraordinary leader?