Sometimes we find ourselves in a position where we have a great idea that will improve processes or the output of the organisation, but being blocked by the person who has to approve the idea. We then need to make the decision whether we are going to let our idea die there, or find another way to bring the idea to life. Sometimes it does mean that we have to give up on claiming the glory for ourselves in order for the idea to see the light of day.
The Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdowns around the globe has put a spotlight on the need for empathy. Many have been able to display great empathy, while others have been struggling. I suspect that those organisations that have typically been bottom line driven, would have found it a lot more difficult to deal with the levels of empathy required in dealing with employees who suddenly had to go into a mini diaspora, while dealing with the inevitable bereavement that accompanied the virus as it wreaked havoc.