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"When you institutionalize, you dehumanize."

Updated: May 28, 2023

That's a quote spoken by Ioannis during a podcast that he was on. Leadership is about serving people. Jesus made that clear, especially when He washed the disciples' feet.

Listen to the words that you use each day... do you normally talk about yourself as leading people or leading an organization?

If the latter, there is a good chance that you have institutionalized your view of your world and are greatly running the risk of making decisions that aren't focused on the betterment of people... especially your people. So what?

Try and focus your eyes on one object. Now try and focus your eyes on two different objects at the same time (peripheral vision doesn't count, it isn't focus). Your own body is telling you that you can't focus on more than one thing at a time.

If you focus on the institution/organization, then you will make decisions to better that, even at the harm of your people, because you will see your people as serving the institution/organization.

If you focus on your people, then you will make decisions to better them and their lives THROUGH the organization because you will see your institution/organization as serving the people.

This is why the US Constitution begins with "We the People". This is what sets democracy apart from other forms of government.

So many people live in a democracy and yet lead like a dictator. Are you one of them?

(PS - here is the podcast link: The Experience)

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