Introduction to the Fourth Function: Humanist

Years ago, one of my administrative assistants experienced a variety of personal issues that complicated her already difficult like. She felt comfortable explaining an overview of her life situations in case she needed to arrive late some mornings. We had an unwritten agreement that if she arrived late, she would make up the time. She was a model employee and completed her assignments on time. On one Saturday she received a simple text from me that read, “how are you doing?” That is, it. Three words. She responded and thanked me. On the following Monday, she walked into my office and, referring to my text, said, “Boss, thank you for being human.” We caught up on the weekend and ...

Get Agility now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.