Once upon a time………..
In the olden days our ancestors set around the fire and told stories. Then throughout generations, communities have passed down their stories from parent to child, preserving their history and culture. Nowadays storytelling takes place on the bus, train, on the telephone, by email and during dinner parties.
Stress is one of the main plagues of modern times. Of course, there is ‘good’ stress and ‘bad’ stress. Some stress can help improve our mental and physical performance and some can enchain you.
The ‘bad’ stress could be when you are facing permanent pressure (for a long period of time) from various stakeholders e.g. shareholders, employees and the firm’s largest customers. The danger of this could be either burn out at an earlier stage or suddenly dropping dead of a heart attack before hitting fifty.
Responsive and Responsible Leadership
That is the theme for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held in Davos this week.
“True leadership in a complex, uncertain, and anxious world requires leaders to navigate with both a radar system and a compass. They must be receptive to signals that are constantly arriving from an ever-changing landscape, and they should be willing to make necessary adjustments; but they must never deviate from their true north, which is to say, a strong vision based on authentic values.” - wrote Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairmen of World Economic Forum.