Leadership Lesson: Too often, we seek out what we need from others — the best conditions and treatment — without thinking about whether or not we’re providing it to others ourselves, whether in advance or in return.
One of the strongest predictors of great development is what someone takes in from the environment around them. Positive experiences and results can build someone up, pushing them further into their own success and achievements. Negative experiences can hinder someone, infusing toxicity or even an emptiness into one’s experience, creating a void where very little grows and much less is created.
And the positive and negative experiences can result from either the actions or inactions of others. What someone doesn’t do can be just as impactful as what they actually do.