Workplace ~ Leadership
If you think children's books are too childish to encompass leadership tips (esp in the workplace) - think again!
In the book, The Day the Crayons Quit, Duncan finds a feasible conclusion to making everyone or in this case every crayon color happier.
Have you ever worked with others who seem to feel the following ways? Or maybe you can relate to the color coded emotions below?
If so, how did you/your leadership handle these situations? (for the full story The Day the Crayons Quit - check out the link below)
Red - feels overworked
Purple - hates to color outside the lines
Light brown/dark tan/beige - proud but, feels 2nd place to the color brown
Gray - too much work to color, feels tired
White - unnoticed, white doesn't show up, why bother
Black - outlines only, doesn't feel "bright" enough
Green - enjoys working, no problems minus his concern for colors Yellow and Orange
Yellow - upset about Orange and believes Yellow is the true color of the sun
Orange - upset with Yellow and believes Orange is the true color of the sun
Blue - all used up and too short to color more, overworked
Pink - feels upset that others think she is a "girl color" & desires to color a monster
Peach - feels overexposed and wants a new look
In the end, Duncan used his leadership to let the colors create a "new picture" in this case better leadership = listening to others and encouraging collaboration and creativity (*the opposite of micomanaging)!