A Short Letter to All Self-Centered, Bossy Employers

They wanted me to follow the rules. They wanted me to stick with the agreement even though things didn’t work out. They wanted me to follow the path they’re heading to, and I’m their minion so they can progress their business — even though it’s a dead-end business.

But I quit.

Just because you’re the boss doesn’t mean you’re always right. Just because you’re following the rules doesn’t mean you can’t go wrong. And just because you’re paying someone to do the job doesn’t mean they should follow everything you say.

People. Are. Your. Asset.

The reason you hire them is because you can’t do the job alone. The reason you let them join the team is because you need their ideas, you need their expertise, you need their creativity.

You need them, so you can grow your empire.

But if you only think about your well-being, your illogical rules, and your pride, then stop hiring people to do the job. Instead, do it yourself. Run the company yourself.

Because if you want to work with people, at some point, you have to give up your traditional beliefs, your complex irrational system, and some of your company’s rules (those rules that suppress creativity and productivity).

Drop your ego.

Be open-minded. Be human.

Empathize. Connect. Love.

“Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.” — Mwai Kibaki

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Jade Panugan

I follow my curiosity and write to understand. I love to cultivate my passions, craft new ideas, nurture wisdom, and learn more about life. I believe we're here not just to pursue our desires, but also, seek understanding, help each other, and make a difference. If there's anything you want to discuss or share, contact me.