Let's pick that one apart - and see if there's value for domestic citizen development:
- Is character, indeed, more important to leadership success than strategy? Or, simply more preferable, based on internal makeup, abilities, or training? Where would the reverse be true?
- Could both exist simultaneously - and with equal emphasis?
- Which estate managers have higher rates of success: those favoring Strategy or those relying on good Character?
- The General, of course, means that what's on the inside of our being is worthy of higher credibility than our external processes. For domestic servants, this may translate into integrity, commitment, dependability, honesty, fairness toward others, and other such traits as being more valuable than having procedure for processes and the success that a clearly defined staffing or operations strategy could provide. Yet, could these character traits within estate leadership also produce success by inspiring the staff to their own skill and character development, thus ultimately relying more on their own core substance and self-confidence to make the right decisions - and less on external processes?
- Which of the two would your estate principal value? Is their value the same as yours? If not, can you adjust to the other? How would you accomplish the adjustment successfully?
So, the next time staff is stressing over the strategy of pulling together a much less complex event - for instance, a little dinner party - are there some lessons which can be drawn from here?
|Missed his calling|
as a butler?