Start Leading By First, Stop Demotivating


I had the great opportunity to catch up with Sharad Govil, the Group CEO of Amazing Hearing Group, who has been revolutionising the audiology space as we speak.

And Wow! I am so glad we caught up and resonated on many levels about ๐—›๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ and how business, empathy and humans overlap on so many levels.

These are my insights from our ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—จ๐—ฃ Conversation.


๐Ÿญ. ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—›๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป

The word authenticity has been overused so loosely that it loses meaning over time.

Through our conversation, we believe authentic leadership is about leading like a real human.

We are not machines, and we certainly donโ€™t live our lives producing โ€œoutputโ€ as our sole reason for living.

+ To lead humans requires us first to appreciate what it means to live as one.
+ To lead humans requires empathising, which means the leader must first self-empathise.
+ To lead humans requires us to put humans before business because the business canโ€™t flourish without them.

After all, if you donโ€™t emphasise with yourself, it is hard to empathise others.


๐Ÿฎ. ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด.

As a leader, do you see the potential and struggles in your younger folks or team members?

Everyone comes to work eager to contribute and make their work meaningful.

Unfortunately, the environment does not support nor sustain their motivation.

Over time, people get trapped in fire-fighting, learn helplessness and stop contributing after a while, and that would be a big loss of potential.

Leaders ask how they can motivate their people.

I said the first thing about motivating people is to stop demotivating them.


๐Ÿฏ. ๐—›๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฆ๐—›๐—œ๐—ฃ, ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—œ๐—ฃ

There is no more LeaderSHIP today because there is no more ship to lead, but Human to Lead.

๐—›๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฆ๐—›๐—œ๐—ฃ is what will move us in this brand-new world.

The ability of LEADER to lead HUMAN is not rocket science but has always been swept under the carpet in the name of ROI.

It is time to turn on the HumanSHIP and let it chart its new course.


This is ๐—๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ต@๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—จ๐—ฃ Signing Off.

May You ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ, ๐—™๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ In The Brand New World