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.
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.
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.
Be open to new opportunities that come your way and create your own opportunities. Embrace change, the only constant in life.
Remember the adage, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.”
When a corporate policy no longer make sense and is challenged, never respond with, “Well, that’s just the way it is.”
The lessons of Chernobyl for all political and business leaders are the same lessons relearned over and over again after many disasters and scandals. Always face the brutal facts of reality.
For those who are at the start or end of their career and are thinking about what’s next – pursue your passion and what makes you happy.
Addressing these three issues will help business units and your company as a whole be more effective in achieving operational and strategic goals.
Some people judge Trump favorably because he fulfilled some of his campaign promises. I go beyond these and consider more fundamental areas where he has fallen short.