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Building A Magnetic Culture by Kevin Sheridan

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CHAPTER 8TAKING ACTION TOWARD ENGAGEMENT

Be the change you want to see in the world.

—MAHATMA GANDHI

It is time to end the rat race. We are humans, not rats, and every human deserves to love his or her job. If you have been thinking about and hoping to improve the culture at your organization, it’s time to take action. Many leaders have a tendency to procrastinate, and that is often due to fear: “What if people think my ideas are stupid? What if people see me fail?” I say, “So what?” The consequences of not taking action are far worse than potential rejection. Obsessing over what others think of you is self-destructive behavior, and if it continues, it will likely be destructive for your organization as well. Fear is a natural human reaction; ...

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