The Purple Cow

Best way to inspire people.

You could be working in a team, or you could have a team working for you, either way, you are interacting with people. Not machines.

And people don’t like to be ordered, commanded or dictated.

They like to be directed. Only a little.And the rest is upto to you to believe in them and inspire them to show you miracles.

I encounter this quite often in my study circles and the emerging company discussions too. No one likes to take orders. Including the waiter at the bar if you are being an ass all the time.

Give them hope. Show them the future. Make them feel their work is being valued and its important.

I’m sharing this French proverb I read from a wonderful blog by Justin.

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. ”