I fully understand if you don’t, because people let you down.
But if we want to lead people we have to start believing in them.
Sometimes it takes a real act of faith. Or maybe it’s instinct.
After all there may not be much evidence that a person could be something more than they are.
What’s more we could invest a whole lot of time and energy, money even, and they could just walk away.
These are all risks of the people development business.
Why bother? Why take the risk?
Well… no development, no leadership.
No leadership, no improvement.
When we don’t improve we regress.
So step one is to start to believe in people.
Step 2 is to start investing in them.
The harvest is more of a buy-product of this process. The reward is their development. Their development is its own reward.
As we become net givers, investors-in-people we become more.