By Rosana Nedelciu – iCN Journalist (Romania)
In a time when more and more people feel the need to leave their mark on the world by becoming leaders, it takes a special kind of courage to show that you actually believe in someone other than yourself. Simply because that would put you on “the second place of the follower”, of the person who recognises Value in someone else and promotes it, or supports it.
To stand behind a Value that is not yours takes confidence, emotional maturity, and an extraordinary ability to appreciate the value of others, as opposed to a general “me only” orientation, through which, sadly, most people are trying to prove their worthiness.
“I can do that, too.”
“I know better than you.”
Expressions are often found in the professional world. Everybody could do everybody else’s job, supposedly with better results, if only they wanted to. Everybody dismissing everybody else’s abilities with a condescendence that says “What you do is not so interesting to me to do it myself, but if I wanted to, and I’d do it, I’d be so much better at it than you are.”
Source: iCN Issue 14 vol.1 (Marketing for Coaches); pages 34-35
About Rosana Nedelciu
iCN Journalist for Romania. Rosana is an HR professional with 7 years of management experience and international exposure. Her expertise are in Executive Search, Learning and Development, Internal Communications and Performance Management. Keirsey Temperament Sorter: The Teacher. She is also the owner and creator of TheHView coaching concept (The Human View on Personal and Career Development) And an author of the book called ”Mother is Love, Why do You Speak of Cancer?”