Leadership takes place in and through relationships – leadership is relationship. We determine whether these are filled with fear or with equal dignity, the counter-proposal to the authoritarian education of the Danish family therapist Jesper Juul, which can very well be transferred to other leadership relationships.
How many rules does cooperation require? Less is more. For instance in traffic, as Hans Monderman’s concept of shared space shows. But also in organizations: fewer rules lead to more responsibility and lively cooperation.
Unused human potential is often referred to as the eighth type of waste in Lean Management. And rightly so, because it is the creativity of “ordinary” workers that enables the continuous improvement and elimination of the classical seven types of waste.