I have a client whose expectation of his team is that they will do their jobs with exceptional skill while constantly striving to be even better human beings.
There is no trade-off, no convenient acceptance of sub-par performance for a “really great guy” and no acceptance of toxic, or even stagnant behavior for someone who is “just too good at their job for us to do without.”
Learning is the driver, about the work itself and about the even greater responsibility to be a person of deep integrity and generous character.
DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world.