This is the prime directive.
Security exists to enable the organization to succeed. We have security so we know that no matter what happens, we will be all right. We are the security and the organization is our shared World. We require security so we can continue to pursue life, liberty, and happiness.
Every one of us has a WHY, a deep-seated purpose, cause or belief that is the source of our passion and inspiration. You may not yet know what yours is or how to express it in words. But I guarantee, you have one. With your permission to rephrase, what we are saying is I believe you are helping keep me and my loved ones safe and protecting our right and our opportunity to pursue fulfillment. I am doing the same for you and yours.
Our objective is not to discard the hard work and progress that others contributed thus far but to adopt and adapt what we already know about leadership to our relatively new environment. The objective is not to be perfect right away. The objective is to be at least a little bit better every day than we were the day before.
To that end, the following is a list of recommended resources.
(Additional bulletins as events warrant)
How to turn a group of strangers into a team | Amy Edmondson
How to start changing an unhealthy work environment | Glenn D. Rolfsen
The happy secret to better work | Shawn Achor
ARE YOU AN ALPHA? | Simon Sinek - Why Leaders Eat Last
Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last
Be Excellent to Each Other Admonishment
Extreme Ownership | Jocko Willink
The Secret to Building a Healthy & Happy Workplace | Wolter Smit
The Office - Gossip (Episode Highlight)
Brené Brown on Blame
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-difference-between-fulfillment-happiness-simon-sinek/ What’s the difference between fulfillment and happiness? | Simon Sinek
How to Be A Great Leader: Inspiring Others To Do Remarkable Things | Simon Sinek
For the Birds – Bad Teamwork
Admiral William H. McRaven
How to love your work | Simon Sinek
Be Excellent to Each Other | Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family | Bob Chapman
Leading Geeks: How to Manage and Lead the People Who Deliver Technology | Paul Glen
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't | The No Asshole Rule
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t | Simon Sinek
Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action | Simon Sinek
The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness | Jeff Olson
Quantitative Analysis of Non-Financial Motivators and Job Satisfaction of Information
Technology Professionals | Gina L. Mieszczak, Ph.D.
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win | Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. | Brene Brown
Conclusion: PRIME DIRECTIVE & FINAL ADMONISHMENT
“Be Excellent to Each Other” and “In Time, Everything Will Be All Right”