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jonasholmp t1_izxfvbi wrote

I don’t agree. Is it not true that great things are only achieved when the leadership is simply burning with passion and involvement? Look at Tesla fx. In Tesla they reward and promote employees who show the most involvement. Sadhguru is simply stating a fact. Maybe this fact will make you see something a little differently. Maybe not. There are no advice here.


Unethical_Castrator t1_izxsz46 wrote

I just wanted to point out why it made me chuckle. It reminds me of the adhd meme.

> “Have you tried focusing and making lists?”

> thanks, I’m cured! Why hadn’t I thought of that?

As a person who struggles with motivation due to depression, I get similar vibes… but since we’re here—

I actually don’t believe great achievements are “only” achieved when “leadership is simply burning with passion”. Things just aren’t black and white like that. But I DO believe that being an inspired leader goes a long, long way in maintaining a cohesive and positive work force.

Silicon valley houses some of the worlds most successful tech companies, yet are some of the worst perpetrators of worker abuses.

Also, while minor, I think it’s worth pointing out this falls under “life advice”.

> If you want [x], you must do [y].

The literal quote:

> “[…] If you want to inspire [x], you must burn intensely [y].”

That’s literally giving advice to the reader.


Littleman88 t1_izyl1je wrote

I'm motivated by money and ease of work. Everything else is secondary.

Leadership that's burning with passion and involvement is only motivating when they feel like they're taking care of their people and an actual part of the team, not shallowly hyping up their abused and underpaid workforce to beat some metric so they can collect a bonus said workforce won't see a penny from.


Zimke42 OP t1_j01xi3t wrote

True, their passion does have to extend to taking care of the people in their team that make it happen. Management positions I had I always tried to do my best to take care of the people that worked with me and for me, but I sometimes got shit from upper management for it. Stupid crap like telling me I should be yelling at them every day and squeezing everything I could out of them. I built people up that were loyal because they knew I had their back.


Unethical_Castrator t1_j03wxts wrote

Yup, that’s pretty much the way to do it! Good on you for not doing things like they told you to. Too often profits take priority over people.