Start your day by scrolling through your Newsfeed and you’ll probably have at least 10 reasons to roll over and hide under the covers. There’s lots of suffering and struggle in the world, not to mention your personal challenges. Although you can reduce your exposure to news of suffering (actually don’t start your day with your newsfeed), suffering is still inevitable.
Tina Turner’s number one hit asks: ‘What’s love gotta do with it – what’s love but a second-hand emotion?’ Remember the song?
As a matter of fact, love plays an increasingly important role in creating an empowered culture. Especially in these times of rapid change, employees must learn to adapt and acquire new competencies quickly and continually. Building on going learning into team culture requires managers to nurture their people through the process of acquiring confidence in their new capacities. Nurturing is, therefore, not only an expression of kindness, it is a real strategy for team empowerment.