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March 2020

The Oxygen Mask Rule

You must first help yourself, as instructed by the airlines, before you can help anyone else. When you are part of a leadership team, it is critical that you and your executive team members decide how you are going to help yourselves before you jump in to help others. Executives are confronted from day one with a multitude of problems to solve and opportunities to address. Everyone wants something from senior leaders; this is where many executive teams make the mistake of jumping into their company’s business issues too deeply at the beginning of their team’s evolution.

Tools alone do not make a good carpenter (or leader)

Do not hide behind tools or busy yourself with diagnostics that take your eyes off the real issues. Help people find the courage to be themselves. This means knowing what you want, saying what you think and being in the moment with the people around you. This is the mark of an effective leader and is more valuable (and feels better) than learning to simply carry a toolkit.

Contact Information

Dan Norenberg
Franz-Joseph-Str. 12 / Gartenhaus
80801 Munich
Phone: +49 89 306 322 10
E-Mail: dn@dannorenberg.com

About Dan Norenberg

Dan Norenberg improves leadership performance and organization results through Executive Ownershift®, his transformational growth process for executive teams. As a trusted advisor, consultant and professional speaker, Dan’s mission is to enable executive teams and their organizations to play at their best.

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