“The Four Accords” is a self-help book, but more spiritual, which is why I made a joke with the title of this article and called it “Management 4.0”. Joke spreads 🙂 Now I understand that this is the key to success: creating a team of talented people who are constantly developing on a personal level, and who have achieved the balance between their life plan and their professional career, is the ideal basis for the team that manages itself, and the management must partly clean up. The four chords are simple, but powerful. All you need to do is put them into practice consistently. Here are three places to start: I recognize this solid foundation, even prosaic, but there is an incredible strength to start practicing these arrangements in our personal and professional daily life! What agreements have you made for yourself and for the people you work with? If you do exactly the right amount, you will become more productive, and you will live life more intensely. If you appreciate what you`re doing, it means you`re doing exactly the right amount. If you always do your best, you won`t be yourself if something doesn`t go as planned — you`re just going to get up, brush and start over. This agreement works just as well if you find that it breaks the other 4 agreements;-) So during the meeting, I had the impression that I only had to share the four principles of the book with the rest of the team – I understand that the company is everyone who works there, which is why transparency is a task that concerns us all. And the fourth chord, always doing your best, is almost like the combination of all. Because if you do your best, you will be more and more aware of how you work from one moment to the next, meetings, interactions with interaction. You`re going to ask yourself powerful questions like: here are the four agreements that you could also consider as rules of life or guidelines on life: during the last retrospective sprint of our software development teams, we talked about what we needed to do to maintain the “good mood” in the company.
If you put these four agreements into practice and think about them, you will start to trust yourself more. And instead of trying to do your best, you have other perspectives to help you become better and be a more effective leader. It is not a typical leadership book, but when we use it in a situation of moderation or coaching, we often receive positive feedback from leaders and their teams. I believe that the implementation of these four principles will in one way or another help to avoid the misunderstandings and conflicts that we may have in recent years. It`s easier to make changes if you`re not overwhelmed and can focus on one thing at a time. So choose a deal each week for the next four weeks. For example, focus on being flawless for a whole week with your word and diary about it. Or focus on not taking things in person. His 1997 book The Four Agreements was on the New York Times bestseller list for eight years, sold more than six million copies and spread these four guiding principles to life: a few key ideas emerged: economic sustainability of projects, selection of projects that motivate the team, transparency and much more, which makes perfect sense.