Valuable Insights for Today's Leaders
A key leadership principle is to avoid adverse unintended consequences of decisions, especially when those consequences could undermine the credibility and trust that others have in you.
It is to our detriment that we are not united in this war against Covid-19. Had we been united on facts from the start of the pandemic, far fewer deaths and much less damage to our economy would have occurred.
Employee engagement is a source of competitive advantage. Empower your direct reports. Help them develop a sense of ownership in what they do. Set expectations, jointly establish goals and cut them loose to do their thing. Hold them accountable for results.
What do I recall as the best personal experience of the horrible tragedy of 9/11 and the days that followed? It’s that we were united and pulled together as a nation, and we had genuine concern for each other.
To break down silos, follow Elon Musk’s mandate for communication to travel the ‘shortest path necessary’
Are the silos in your company impeding your ability to accomplish initiatives with colleagues in other departments? People should talk with each other directly to make the right things happen.
Effective leaders celebrate employees for doing the right thing even if it violates a company policy or procedure.
A primary responsibility of Govs. Abbott and DeSantis is to keep their citizens safe. Leaders are supposed to lead. It’s time for them to do so.
Employees who on occasion violate company policy for the right reasons are your change agents and future leaders. Celebrate them.
Terminations are never easy. Informing a direct report “we are going to part company” takes some of the sting out of them being informed of their termination.
The five largest investor-owned oil companies “accept the consensus in the scientific communities on climate change. There’s no debate about climate science. It’s economic activity … that leads to emissions [of carbon dioxide].”