Wie ich neulich alle Hürden einfach ignorierte. Und es funktionierte!

Ich wollte neulich schwimmen, Samstags ist jetzt immer Altherrenschwimmen, um fit zu werden. Ich hatte aber keine Badehose. Und dann sagte auch noch mein Schwimmpartner ab, da er bei der freiwilligen Feuerwehr ist und der Sturm tobte. Erst wollte ich liegen bleiben. Dann hätte ich aber eine faszinierende Lehrstunde des Lebens verpasst…

Es hat erst dann nicht geklappt, wenn es nicht geklappt hat!
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(Not) Maslows Pyramid

Leadership Seminars often use Schulz von Thun’s 4 aspects of a message (communication) and Maslow’s pyramid of needs (motivation).

Here are 2 thoughts on Maslow (besides the fact that he never drew a pyramid but others did when they turned his thoughts into tools and money)

  1. In many graphics I have seen an old version of his pyramid, topped by „Self-actualization“. Too sad, because by 1971 he already changed his model, and put „Transcendence“ at the top: „Transcendence refers to the very highest and most inclusive or holistic levels of human consciousness, behaving and relating, as ends rather than means, to oneself, to significant others, to human beings in general, to other species, to nature, and to the cosmos“ – bam! Isn’t it inspiring? Why not use it in seminars instead of self fulfillment or self-actualization…
  2. When talking to young leaders it isn’t enough to invest some minutes in reflection about this pyramid. If you’re a trainer using it, you might instead want to take the pic below. It is about interaction. Ask them two questions:
    1. from which level of the pyramid does your motivation to lead come from? (Are you looking for security? Belonging? Self-fulfillment? Or even Transcendence?)
    2. Towards what stage of your teammates pyramids does your day to day leadership aim? (Do you foster their security? Status? Their Self-fulfillment?).

I’ve seen leaders cry in this session.

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