Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Have You Been Sisyphus’d?

Sisyphus was a king in Greek mythology who offended the gods. His punishment was to roll an enormous boulder up a steep hill only to watch it roll back down again to the bottom of the hill, where he’d begin the process all over again. It appears the Greek version of torture is much like the work life of modern man – a meaningless task with no end in sight.

Today many companies operate in such a manner where workers and their leaders have no idea what is valued. With a lack of direction, workers (and leaders) drift along getting nowhere fast.

A leader must focus every day on what matters to the company. Many leaders think that chasing a common goal ends once the company’s values have been written. They print them on posters in conference rooms, on wallet cards but when workers behaviors don’t match the company’s stated values, we are surprised.

Does the audio match the video?

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