Leadership lessons from Monster Inc: 1. Atmosphere of fear breeds low level of tribal leadership "I am great and you are not". Aspiring leaders fight with each other instead alongside collaborating. In the process to outshine and steal the credit, the organisation loses energy, performance and talent. 2. Fear atmosphere is a great de-motivator which discourages open communication, innovations and collaborations. 3. Leaders who cultivate positive leadership, fun and joy, ones who magnify progress, encourages talents and coach them to greater success gain credibility, loyalty and supreme performance from their teams.
What is your leadership style? Fear or Joy? Are you afraid of fun and joy because you think people will lose respect? Do you try to have fun at home? Is it possible to have fun while having boundaries?
"A merry heart is a good medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones." ~ Proverbs 17,22
Both laughter and cry are natural catharsis, allowing us to cleanse our emotions. In the movie Monsters Inc, initially, the monsters generate energy from the screams fed by the frightening the kids. They find out later that children's' laughter is many times more powerful then the screams.