Stop Managing, Start Leading | Hamza Khan | TEDxRyersonU

  • Published on Aug 24, 2016
  • According to Hamza, managing millennials and knowledge workers the way we used to manage traditional factory workers can be disastrous. Speaking through his own experience of being managed and alternatively as a manager, Hamza makes the case that millennials must be lead, instead of managed and given autonomy to complete their tasks, so that they may grow and reach their full potential.
    If you ask Hamza Khan about his role as a manager, he’ll tell you his approach to managing is to avoid it altogether. Before his success as an award-winning digital marketer and entrepreneur, Hamza was a student struggling to find a practical outlet for his creativity while pursuing a degree in business and political science at the University of Toronto Scarborough. In his third-year of university, Hamza switched his major and received a Bachelor of Arts to facilitate a future career in creative multimedia and storytelling. Since graduating, he has worked as a graphic designer and marketer, and teaches social media strategy at Seneca College. He is also credited with making Ryerson University Canada’s leading university in online student engagement.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Comments • 214

  • Michael Beres
    Michael Beres Day ago

    This is a high-level summarization of Waterfall Project Management (Theory Y and Theory X and Maslow's Hierarchy) and the Agile mindset (Leadership over Management). For me this a rehash of my university studies of management and my PMP and Agile certifications.

    Nothing new here, just a repackaging of existing theories and practices that he is narrowly defining for creative work.

  • D Uni
    D Uni Day ago

    8 hour work day? My job wants me to work 24/7 with the workload of 3 people, with no complaints, no raises-- because I'm getting to learn and work in new technologies!

  • better call Saul
    better call Saul 5 days ago

    Let's send this guy to Japan and change their culture because follow culture is wrong!!! They are doing everything wrong !! Give this guy a beer

  • Josh Bettin
    Josh Bettin 6 days ago

    Well said Michael Scott 👌🏼

  • Jose Astorga-Maquez
    Jose Astorga-Maquez 6 days ago

    This only works if your creating something that is not physical. If your building cars as an example things like that need to be done effectively and on a schedule. Structure is needed in most cases but flexibility can be beneficial.

  • Citizen of Corona
    Citizen of Corona 9 days ago

    Looks like Spaceship Earth in the background

  • Jeffrey Aborot
    Jeffrey Aborot 10 days ago +3

    Though I agree with most of his points, I think he missed to mention one thing, discipline. Teams such as Navy SEAL teams are highly empowered yet also highly disciplined. Their work also requires real-time creativity, real-time resourcefulness, and laser-level precision. You can't really do high-precision tasks as a team without being highly disciplined as individuals and as a team. Still, he raised good points in his talk.

  • Juancho Santiago
    Juancho Santiago 11 days ago

    You cannot change people when they are grown ups, change the environment they are working on and they will adapt...thats good leadership. I manage projects but I lead the people to deliver the project where our clients expected their physical precense from time to time. It depends on the nature of the business. I ask you now, would you like for your doctor to operate on you remotely or your country leladers running the country remotely?

  • Panic Boy
    Panic Boy 12 days ago

    I don't respect this guy's opinion he seems exactly like the stereotypes be listed at the beginning. I'm not sure why I should respect this guy?

  • Amer Nahhas
    Amer Nahhas 13 days ago +4

    the talk is way too egotistic.

  • Tairov, G.
    Tairov, G. 15 days ago

    Nice speech. Compelling. Perhaps, even inspiring for someone. But the “treat us, millennials, differently” cliche does not always apply. There are organizations and companies that could not be as flexible and undisciplined. Service industry, industrial facilities, hospitals, retail, food service, hospitality, banking, military, government, even some academia. No one is going to tolerate tardiness. The business opens at a set time and ready to serve the clients. No one wants or can afford sensitive flakes. No one needs your creativity. You have a task and you simply do it. Leaders still lead. They help you grow. Help you learn. And help you achieve and move on to the higher professional planes.
    I do not disagree however that there are industries that will entertain and cultivate your quirks. It is not universal, as Mr. Hamza describes. Not everyone can operate by hiring telecommuters.

  • Aesch
    Aesch 20 days ago

    0:16:27 Let's revisit the management paradox on more time
    0:16:33 What is the role of management for the next generation?

  • Connie Smith
    Connie Smith 20 days ago

    very good presentation. Manage things and lead people. something we all need to learn.

  • Toastie The Toast
    Toastie The Toast 20 days ago

    Very Inspiring Hamza Thank You, This Has Inspired Me To Work Better, And To Do Better, Changing My Mindset Not To Manage, But To Lead. Again I’ll Say It Thank You.

  • Joshua perona
    Joshua perona 20 days ago

    ferdian goblok sange

  • Avinash Pawar
    Avinash Pawar 23 days ago


  • Adventure Fitness
    Adventure Fitness 25 days ago +5

    A coach also sets standards and maintains discipline. Sports professionals turning up late for their team training could easily disrupt team cohesion over time. We can all be late at times, sometimes is it not just about excepting responsibility and taking it on the chin...

  • John Love
    John Love 26 days ago +2

    As a former High performance Sales Manager- Going 27 consecutive quarters w sales growth and 34 out of 35 quarters- one of the main contributing factors was me telling my sales team to never address me as their manager! I told them that your parents didnt raise you for 18 years, take you from totally depending on them and teach you independent living skills , so you can enter the world with a label on your forehead saying, management position available, please inquire inside!! No! No ! Never call anyone your manager! You are the manager of yourself and your life! That position is never delegate to someone else!! No one wants to be managed!! We love to be influence by individuals who know how to lead!! Especially those who are leading their life successfully! We all learn how to walk and talk by observing others and relying on ourselves!! Just get out of people ways and see them figure things out!! Thats how we all learn to walk!! We were and are relentless individuals!

  • Naushad Siddique
    Naushad Siddique Month ago

    The man doesn’t have work ethic

  • ing wit
    ing wit Month ago +1

    Your talk framed the changing roles of management over the 20th century and how a knowledge worker generation who grew up with access to the world's ideas is struggling to fit in with that model. However, the passionate responses from many below suggest a comfort level with having line manager on a factory floor, regardless of the type of work. I think we will see an increasing number of free agents in the future.

  • codepoplife
    codepoplife Month ago +2

    Honestly, this guy sounds like he's a lazy employee with bad work ethics. The definition of why millennials get a bad rap in the workplace

  • Tony Lee
    Tony Lee Month ago +12

    If I were the boss, I really do not care if a high performed employee needs flexible work hours. But very odd, I never see a high performed employee in my career constantly misses his/her work hours. A highly performed one is the one not only finishes his/her work but can go beyond and help others. Many time, a job needs you standby and very quick response time. Physical presenting is necessary.

  • Irek Czech
    Irek Czech Month ago

    It was not Robert Owen who discovered 8h - work /8h - recreation /8h - rest. He copied it from Benedict Catholic Communities.

    • TorianTammas
      TorianTammas Month ago

      Irek Czech - The motto of the Beneditines is ora at labora or pray and work. Last time I read there manual i did not recall anything about 8 hours recreation. Could you please point me to the line where it says so?

  • Hamed Montazeri
    Hamed Montazeri Month ago

    I agree, if you have people who care about their work and the quality of it. But what do you do with low performers?

    • Alyssa’s World
      Alyssa’s World 24 days ago

      Hamed Montazeri you get rid of them

    • ing wit
      ing wit Month ago

      Just because you don't have rules for start time and place does not mean you don't have rules for meeting deadlines, quality, and client satisfaction. Same applies.

    • Tony Lee
      Tony Lee Month ago +1

      very true. real workplace is way more complex. most people come to work for taking paycheck home; they are not coming for stake holders' long term goal.

  • Joe Bowman
    Joe Bowman Month ago +1

    Simple, concise and eloquently delivered. Well done.

  • Yash Sharma
    Yash Sharma Month ago +3

    This is highly useful for my media team. RU-clip is gold. ♥️🙏🏼

  • Karyn Soto
    Karyn Soto Month ago +1

    I suggest you for this online courses just google search as "Zoe Talent Solutions".

  • TheYaGaHa
    TheYaGaHa Month ago +2

    To all people complaining about it doesn't work for all industries: He literally said its meant for creative work, entrepreneurial work and information work...
    edit: you can he states it at 6:30

  • bhanu prabhakar
    bhanu prabhakar Month ago



    Stop being Lazy!

  • Ryan  Gittens
    Ryan Gittens Month ago

    This is gold 🌟🌟🌟

  • Jazleen Podraza
    Jazleen Podraza 2 months ago

    its a mentality that white ppl will never comprehend, I agree with what he says 100.

  • Jazleen Podraza
    Jazleen Podraza 2 months ago +4

    exactly...this is a immigrant mentality where you don't micromanage or continuously show ur the boss and manager bla bla just as long as work gets done and proper, all about quality and on time is all that matters, u can come late u can dress however it shouldn't matter since theres a goal and responsibility, nuff said.

  • KTMusic
    KTMusic 2 months ago +1

    What about for manufacturing??

  • Dale Day
    Dale Day 2 months ago +2

    Bravado! I have changed career focus from the conventional business management paradox to a new business/ expansion project with a leadership position in the restaurant field. Hamza, thank you for sharing your experience, insights and advice. I will implement your points to create a cohesive, collaborative staff team within my development project.

  • mintsiez
    mintsiez 2 months ago

    I find the more you become a leader and less of a manger the more people will stop showing up late ect because they respect you want to be their on time and ready because you would do the same for them

  • bleek760
    bleek760 2 months ago +7

    This sounds beautiful in theory. What about the laziness? Why assume we are not(lazy) how does this the fact there is millions of distractions.

    • ing wit
      ing wit Month ago +1

      This is not a theory. If the work doesn't get done, intervene when key timelines or quality is not met. Most information professionals want to get their work done and to get a good job. For certain jobs, facetime is needed, but it can be modified.

  • Pepper Peach
    Pepper Peach 2 months ago +1

    I think your fly is down :/

  • K Ski
    K Ski 2 months ago +1

    I love this concept. In pracical use, one can effectively lead a team without trying to "hurd" a group to do the work. Instead, a manager can set the expectation that we will all get to our end goal together. This, in effect, helps all involved to love their work and feel like they are all a part of something.

  • Alex Blériot
    Alex Blériot 2 months ago +1

    Very inspiring Hamza, love your speech

  • Stay Connected
    Stay Connected 2 months ago +2

    The most irrelevant and foolish talk I’ve heard to-date.

  • Jason McGee
    Jason McGee 2 months ago

    He will have a different management/ leadership philosophy in about 15 years...

  • Nikola Genchev
    Nikola Genchev 2 months ago +4

    14:49 this is actually the goal of leadership - build and train leaders, who be capable of greater deeds than you. Then you succeeded! I like this guy!

  • Tommy Stevenson
    Tommy Stevenson 2 months ago +2

    very impressive speaking

  • Andy K.
    Andy K. 2 months ago +1

    Lost me at Rihanna

  • Alfadel Yousif
    Alfadel Yousif 2 months ago +4

    Brilliant talented and sharp insights.
    Thanks a lot.

  • John Garcia
    John Garcia 2 months ago

    On it!! Definitely forward thinking leadership. Thankfully, my last job and current job have not required me to be in office from a standard 9-5 schedule. Having this freedom helps me think better, work harder and allows me to be more immersed in a comfortable setting.

  • Chetan Vithlani
    Chetan Vithlani 2 months ago +1


  • Alan Grover
    Alan Grover 2 months ago +1

    I often felt like I was listening to a particularly grating used-car salesman instead of someone from the academic world, and when the video reached the obviously fake Antoine de Saint-Exupery "endless immensity of the sea" spurious quote just after the 10-minute mark, I did, in fact, laugh out loud. C'mon, man, be a little skeptical -- the French laureate didn't crank out mind-numbing self-help bromides. Check it out: Go to the Quote Investigator website and search for "sea."

  • Michael Lacea
    Michael Lacea 2 months ago +1

    I wonder how much lines of blow he does

  • railzip
    railzip 2 months ago +5

    Makes a good point on the first part of his presentation. Millennials are not tied to their desks but do get the job done.

  • Titus Roybal
    Titus Roybal 2 months ago

    I, I, I, me, me me.... the ideas, empowerment and understanding of work dynamics are ideas worth sharing. However, the method of sharing is a self idea worth leaving.

  • jp drake
    jp drake 3 months ago +2

    Best perspective that I have heard concerning the new landscape

  • Ekin Horzum
    Ekin Horzum 3 months ago +1

    ...or maybe you'd better stop advertising yourself, stop telling people what to do and mind your own does it sound?

  • vivinski
    vivinski 3 months ago +1

    Don't pace when you speak, it's like sea sickness on the other side of the screen, especially with that kind of background. Also distracts from your message, use body language and vocal tone instead

  • Tamara Bourque
    Tamara Bourque 3 months ago +1

    1974. Also love hip hop. I am passionate about leadership and believe what you have said to be 100%..leading is about people. Relationships are king. I am swimming upstream now to my own leadership dreams and having a tough time finding a mentor that speaks my industry is not an industry at all..I am a teacher: and what we have in 21st century education is teachers and managers: I am striving to become the principal that makes a difference in teachers lives: and I think when I get my chance--- the school is going to hover like a UFO...and GREAT things will happen when we tap into teachers as people with dreams, aspirations and unique talents. I will assume our students will be given the best each day and ENJOY the results of my coaching and mentoring. You would not believe how hard it is to get the job though --- when you think against the grain. I am resilient though and pursue other leadership ops and learn everything I can about leadership. Love Simon Sinek especially. I was TRULY inspired by your talk. It's what I needed to hear; never giving up.on my dream of being a transformational leader... Cannot wait to get my chance!

    • Tamara Bourque
      Tamara Bourque 2 months ago +1

      @Hamza Khan
      I am going to definitely make a point of listening to more of your posts. Keep it up!!!...The up and coming leaders of Canada need your msg!
      I would love to travel from Ottawa to hear you speak sometime. I am originally from TO and will try to catch up with your live talks. I love connecting with inspiring and like-minded individuals whenever possible. Keeps hope, motivation and focus afloat!

    • Hamza Khan
      Hamza Khan 2 months ago

      Amen, Tamara! So glad to hear that you found this talk inspiring. It's truly the best compliment a speaker could receive. Here's to your evolution into a transformational leader!

  • Anthony Palicka
    Anthony Palicka 3 months ago +2

    I liked his speech and he has some good points, but it wasn’t motivating for me and as a restaurant leader many of these tactics would not fit the mold. Maybe that means the mold needs to change. Unfortunately, I don’t control that part.

  • Jerri Manthey
    Jerri Manthey 3 months ago +3

    Try running a restaurant without managers or time clocks. IMPOSSIBLE.

    • ing wit
      ing wit Month ago

      Of course. He is speaking specifically about knowledge workers.

  • gurl rockz
    gurl rockz 3 months ago +2

    I definitely agree

  • Carren McNeal
    Carren McNeal 3 months ago +1

    So inspired!

  • Travis Barker
    Travis Barker 3 months ago +2

    Interesting startup SV rhetoric. Where is the proof of concept?

  • Tugiyono Batang
    Tugiyono Batang 3 months ago +1


  • Susan Feldman
    Susan Feldman 3 months ago +2

    As a Nurse, showing up late means that my patients suffer. PERIOD.

  • edwin kurniawan
    edwin kurniawan 3 months ago +1

    He has a point that people doesn’t have to be attached to the office, I’m totally agree. What he wasn’t deny was, regardless the place, workers need to be ready for works.
    It is not a license for laziness, it’s more of being flexible with place, and sometimes time.
    That being said, this doesn’t mean the flexibility can be applied to all kind of job, especially if you attached to something in the office to do works.

  • E.L. Norton
    E.L. Norton 3 months ago +1

    Being on time was an issue for him...couldn't take the rest seriously. Having employed millennials, I haven't found much of what he lauds about them to be true. There ARE exceptions. But, in general the stereotypes are proven true time and again.

    DAV URGE 3 months ago +1

    all Y'all still trying to show up 15 minutes late: you are still fired... and you aint watching movies on the way out..

  • Luis Guillermo Imperiale
    Luis Guillermo Imperiale 3 months ago +1

    The big picture of the whole talk is great. Some areas of businesses can apply more freedom than others. I work in the aviation industry and there are many departments that cannot give such liberty. Of course there are bottom lines that should be adapted but the whole concept is not applicable fully to everyone or planes would never leave on time, fly and land safely! Take care

  • Gregory Martini
    Gregory Martini 4 months ago


  • magda sz
    magda sz 4 months ago

    great advice..if you own a big company

  • cthao559
    cthao559 4 months ago +1

    Um..I don’t show up to work on time, because I deserve more for poor performance and watching movies lol. Your costing your company money.

  • Thea F
    Thea F 4 months ago

    Entitled, lazy, you forgot...arrogant and self absorbed.

  • Janelle Thompson
    Janelle Thompson 4 months ago +2

    There are people in the world who are either driven or not. Lazy or not. You can't convince someone to be something they don't have the desire to be. I didn't start working hard until I got to a point in my life where I wasn't getting where I wanted to go. I understood the principle of hard work, but never applied it because I hadn't gotten to the point of being so sick and tired of not moving forward that I was willing to do whatever it takes. Every one has their own reasons for working hard and moving towards their dreams. Not everyone has an amazing boss like him. However, I believe it comes from within and you can draw it out of yourself and achieve more than you ever thought you could, but it's gotta start with YOU. It's great to have those people who motivate you, but you could at any time fall back into a place of complacency until you decide to be a hard worker and accomplish your dreams.

    • ing wit
      ing wit Month ago

      There might be confusion about working "hard" and start time and where. I'm not sure that this talk is about lazy employees as it is about employees who realize that they are not willing to adhere to the 20th century model of line management. This talk does not apply to a store salesperson or emergency personnel, whose scheduled is fixed by location and time.

  • 4 months ago

    I think this is awesome... but you know how they say you can pick up if a person believes what they're saying...? Something about this...🤔🤔🤔

  • RedEx
    RedEx 4 months ago +2

    thank you Hamza. Great this

  • Harold Harry
    Harold Harry 4 months ago +1

    Аre Yоu searсhing gооd coursеs about Manаgement. Simрly Goоgle sеаrch аs "Ζоe Talent Solutіons"

  • freddy6toes
    freddy6toes 5 months ago +15

    Yeah nobody likes to be micromanaged. But still what does that have to do with showing up to work on time. Sometimes I show up to work 30 to an hour early to do work and not get paid for it. Sometimes I take my work home and try to find things to improve and help myself succeed because I love my job. I am very involved with it and it is more than just a check. Money is irrelevant to happiness. I actually try to take on many more tasks than I am required to because I want to continue to shape the environment/culture where I work and influence other people to do the same. I am in a leadership role. I am also a millennial. This video was directed at a specific work group. There are many much better educational videos or books on leadership and management. I was dissapointed by this video.

  • Homoud S.
    Homoud S. 5 months ago +5

    When do speakers understand that moving is distracting.

  • Lostinrandomthoughts
    Lostinrandomthoughts 5 months ago +1

    Can I work for you???? 😅

  • Christopher Hanley
    Christopher Hanley 5 months ago +3

    "Your best work happens when your boss isn't breathing down your neck.". Worth the price of admission, even if you don't agree with it all.

    • Luke Bannink
      Luke Bannink 4 months ago

      Meet him in real life then say that again

  • Chino Vash
    Chino Vash 5 months ago +6

    Believe it or not, some jobs require you to be there at all times. Especially when you're on call. And some people need management, because if you do not manage them, they will not be productive at all.

    • TorianTammas
      TorianTammas Month ago

      @Joseph Chimbo Doctors and medical personal for example, as one likes to be reanimated in person on time.

    • Patricia Cruz
      Patricia Cruz 3 months ago +2

      Then possibly you haven't hired the best/right employees. No job deserves or warrants it's employees automatic and 24/7 disposable. There MUST be a healthy balance of work/life - It's a win/win and to value or view less than that is a huge problem. Like he demonstrated by explaining...He was there earlier than 9am and did nothing for 8 hrs but he appeased his boss's expectation and that boss was "satisfied"...A very weak and micro management approach that flat out doesn't create lasting value investments of a companies time, and money. The intent and focus of this video was to demonstrate inspiring and trusting your staff and enabling them to learn, develop and lead themselves. Controlling individuals can not handle this mentality...I am 50 years old, I have given companies 50-60 hours of quality work/time every week for years upon years that collectively exceeds decades and many of those years as salary, getting no overtime of benefits for my sacrifices...In return, I earned the same paycheck as those not putting in those hours and a whole lot of stress, lack of time to take care of ME and the negative repercussions of such and a life dedicated to companies that will replace you without struggle or looking back. I would give my life to True Leadership and shouldn't expect anything less in return.

    • Joseph Chimbo
      Joseph Chimbo 4 months ago


  • Nightwolf972
    Nightwolf972 5 months ago +2

    It DOES NOT work in some fields. People just don't like their illusions destroyed. I manage a 1,500 person call center in the US with 75% of my workforce are millennials who realized that nobody pays 6-figures for their Master's degrees in dance theory. If I give them freedom, they abuse it (i.e. not meet their deadlines, not get their work done, etc.). And before you say I run a dinosaur operation that will be extinct in 10 years, my business is growing. I actually have to turn business away because we can't stand up business fast enough.

    • TorianTammas
      TorianTammas Month ago

      13ChargerDaytona - This is not surprising that they cling to their smartphones or similar distraction when they are unsupervised.

  • Dawn Posey
    Dawn Posey 5 months ago

    Ok so what is a more exceptable title for a manager?

  • Rather C
    Rather C 5 months ago +1

    I can't believe Hamza feels unshamed by bragging in a Ted talk about going to work late and watching videos at work. The effect of these is promoting bad work ethics. The people who invited him should be ashamed too. Stop this nonsense and be responsible !!!

    • ing wit
      ing wit Month ago

      He was being let go on the technical basis of being late every day despite working before he came into work. So, knowing this he ended his time there by coming in early and watching videos to prove a point that being early on site for the type of creative work he had was not effective. You might watch this part one more. Taking care of employees is the best work ethic.

  • breezinbyyou2
    breezinbyyou2 5 months ago +2

    Somethings wrong. I'm tired but I've been listening to about three of these talks before this one, and I've been hanging on their words. He's not being real. Is it nerves? I'm bored and not inspired. I can't learn from someone who doesn't affect me. Is it his lack of passion? He should "show" his knowledge, not qualify himself by saying all he's done. An actor or musician affects you. They affect you with their talent, they don't tell you about it. Maybe he needs to take acting classes so he learns to loosen up, be more real (authenticity please zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz), be more dynamically expressive whether it's in a subtle way or dramatic way. He's not pulling me in. I don't believe him. Good-bye.

  • i Am Mr Chazz
    i Am Mr Chazz 5 months ago +4

    This guy's very impressive. Theys no question about that

  • Farahin Zolkafli
    Farahin Zolkafli 5 months ago +1

    I'm in Y gen. In my industry, where I manage people, the X they believe in worthiness. Now, being a woman and the youngest imagine how crazy it is for me. I have been scrawning all over the internet to understand and learn to adapt their behavior. Constantly changing places makes me a more flexoble person, unlike my subs who have been like ages in a place. Constantly doing things the same way. They're setting the institution to failure. It has always been that way since the last manager choose to give all the power and just sit around having them do all the work. It's really hard to be a leader for X, when you're a Y.

    • Hamza Khan
      Hamza Khan 5 months ago

      I hear you, Farahin. I've been in that precise situation many times. I'd highly recommend checking out "The Dichotomy of Leadership" by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

  • OranDennison
    OranDennison 5 months ago +8

    Google also thought managers were unnecessary so they started Project Oxygen to prove it. Instead, they learned that good managers are vital, and they learned why and how. Check it out for a well-informed alternate perspective. I agree with Hamza that leadership is really important too, but it doesn’t have to be just one or the other.

  • chaveraoh
    chaveraoh 5 months ago

    Generation Zzzzzz must be lazy, SLEEPY, egoistic, whereas generation Y must be asking a lot of questions 😜

  • Rubberside Down
    Rubberside Down 5 months ago

    Logically this is not all practical advice. Some good points. Employees do not enjoy being micro managed for sure. They need a boss who is a great leader who knows the direction a business should take and relays this goal to the staff. Sure they would be wise to listen to advice from employees and be flexible. I liken a business to that of a ship sailing through the ocean in varied weather and conditions. It needs a captain (boss) with a competent crew (staff) moving in the right and same direction, working together towards one goal, success and survival. Each part of the crew ideally has something that benefits the whole.

  • Carletta Goodrich Mann
    Carletta Goodrich Mann 5 months ago +4

    A leadership of skilled disciplines. SOunds like you are a motivator a disciple granted to stage the creation of moving US forward. Thank YOU. BE BLESSED my friends

  • Auwal Adamu Gaya
    Auwal Adamu Gaya 6 months ago +62

    I like his concluding point, where he said: "you manage things and you lead people".

  • ilhaan hamza
    ilhaan hamza 6 months ago +2

    u answered everyone n I have never seen anyone do that ever.

    • Hamza Khan
      Hamza Khan 5 months ago +1

      It means the world to me that y'all are watching this video! The least I can do is thank everyone and answer questions.

  • titolaurent
    titolaurent 6 months ago

    I would fire this guy for his lame jokes

  • T Miles
    T Miles 6 months ago +2

    WELL DAMN... lol! xoxo

    • T Miles
      T Miles 5 months ago

      @Hamza Khan Indeed. I am in agreement, especially when you said "well damn" to one of the time requirements/limitations placed on your talents at work. I'm a fan sir 🥂

    • Hamza Khan
      Hamza Khan 5 months ago +1

      Haha, thanks?!

  • Shaun Lott
    Shaun Lott 6 months ago +34

    This is an excellent way to breakdown how to get the members of your team to outperform the traditional norms. I am a 1969 baby and Hamza Khan is absolutely right. In order for individuals to exceed your expectations and the expectations they have set for themselves, you must lead them! Let them go! People who are managed hate to go work on Monday. They are always watching the second hand tick around the clock and they are not as productive. Individuals who are 'properly' led are inspired [influenced] to be great. They virtually never leave 'work' because they are committed to the success of the organization. You manage systems and processes. You lead people. Great talk @HamzaK

    • Hamza Khan
      Hamza Khan 5 months ago +2

      You've beautifully captured the heart of my talk, Shaun. Thank you for your kind words!

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  • Andreas
    Andreas 6 months ago +1

    Bsc of Arts....nuff said.

  • Virginia Lawless
    Virginia Lawless 6 months ago +2


  • Matt Robertson
    Matt Robertson 6 months ago +4

    One of the most relevant videos I've seen in a while...I quit my job for this reason. Thank you for re-inspiring me to be my best to help others be their best. This is the way of the future!

    • Hamza Khan
      Hamza Khan 6 months ago

      Glad to hear, Matt! The world is better when you're at your best. Wishing you nothing but success and happiness ahead.

  • Richard Thomson
    Richard Thomson 6 months ago +5

    Mate I am just like you and I was born in 1962. Have you listened to jonathan livington seagull?

    • Hamza Khan
      Hamza Khan 2 months ago

      @Alan Grover LOL! 🤣 Well then...

    • Alan Grover
      Alan Grover 2 months ago +1

      @Hamza Khan -- Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a fictional bird.

    • Hamza Khan
      Hamza Khan 6 months ago

      No, but I'd love to check him out. Any suggestions on where to start?