Are They Above or Below the Line?
Jun 09, 2021
Hello and welcome to Episode 65 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
Today we’re chatting about one of the most valuable management and leadership frameworks I work with, and something I can’t quite believe I haven’t discussed here on the Podcast before, and that is the concept of above the line and below the line thinking or behaviour.
Whilst I’m not entirely sure where this concept originated, I do know that Carolyn Taylor discussed this in her book Walking the Talk, although she credits Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad Poor Dad) with her understanding of the concept.
Simply, people who are above the line take responsibility ownership and accountability at work, and those below the line are inclined to blame, shame and justify – nothing is ever their fault.
In today’s episode we take a deeper dive into the different behaviours that will present in the workplace between above and below the line staff, as well as what to do if you find yourself with a below the line employee on your team.
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