In the words of renowned Brazilian novelist, Paulo Coelho, “If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule: Never lie to yourself.” Leaders, remember to listen to your experts, establish a challenge culture and value the lone wolf within your organization.
After the Elizabeth Holmes guilty verdict, venture capitalist Greg Gretsch, tweeted, “Ambition, drive, vision and optimism are all a part of the Silicon Valley ethos. Outright lies and deceit are not. Fraud is fraud.”
Why don’t all lawmakers hold themselves to the same conflict of interest standard as decision makers in corporate America?
How should a company in multiple lines of business sell to the same customer? Should the business units use their own sales executives, or have a single sales executive represent all of the company’s products?
Quoting Sir Richard Branson: “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” Garg did not understand this principle. CEOs need to treat employees with dignity and respect.
Every business school is responsible for teaching future leaders the importance of ethics, integrity and the right tone at the top. It’s ironic that the Fox Business School rankings scandal could be a business school case study.
IQ gets you the job. EQ gets you promoted. Lead like you would like to be led and treat people like you would like to be treated. Be the type of leader you would want to work for.
The adage, “don’t tell me it can’t be done, find a way to do it” describes the attitude needed to break paradigms. You’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish if you think out of the box and adopt new approaches.
There is no better feeling than being able to have your voice heard through your writing. Good luck to all who want to pursue this path.
Some of the causes of the great employment disruption of 2021 are beyond the influence of employers. However, initiatives that can be implemented to retain employees and attract those who are looking for a change.
Businesses should strive to differentiate themselves by becoming the preferred company of not just customers, but of employees and vendors as well.
Leaders, expose your employees to new, meaningful experiences. Get them out of their comfort zones. There is no better way for them to develop. It will help them build confidence.