Why is it natural to put numbers before people?

For finite minded leaders the natural instinct is to put profits and numbers before people.

This is because resources or profits fuel an organization’s growth and are tangible.There are various short cuts that can be adopted to report an improvement in profits and hence these short cuts are adopted by most leaders.Resource is tangible and related to financial metrics associated with an organization.

True infinite minded visionary leaders take the difficult path of putting people over resources.Putting people over resources entails investing in the intangible asset of “will” which cannot be manipulated by money.Motivating people to get the best out of them by creating a good environment goes a long way in inspiring the “will” of people to in turn take care of resources.

Thus being an infinite minded leader needs risk as well as a lot of hard work.

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book titled “The Infinite Game”

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