- Don't confuse academic language in peer reviewed journals or theory with actual practice in the world of teams and organizations;
- Learn to understand the math or you'll be out of business, but never forget that every number in some way represents an employee, a team, a town, a community or some other human impact.
Of course, teaching in a Master's of LEADERSHIP program while pursuing the PhD in Organizational Psychology that kind of thinking comes naturally. It's a passion for people purpose, because all of the profits in the world at the cost of community will only buy one so many desert islands to hide from the increasing pain and suffering being created and ignored along the way. Not by everyone or every major corporation of course because there are many shining examples. Well, some at least. But if one can't see far enough into the future from our present paths to see the social inequality causes of the Arab Spring approaching Western societies then spending time studying history as well as in soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and neighborhoods far less fortunate than our own is required. Doing something is even more important.
Roman Krznaric below talks about the age of outrospection in the current era as opposed to the "me" philosophy of the last forty years. Worth consideration, a listen or reading some of his work if seeking sustainable growth and a better tomorrow, today.