Most people don’t learn to fail better. And if we can't fail better, we don't improve. If we don't improve, we get left in the dust, If you are struggling to learn from your failures, make sure that fail to the third degree.
What did your company do with these unexpected travel surpluses? If you were the CEO of your company, what would you do with the travel budgets that were not used last year?
Is your executive meeting the best meeting in the company? If it is not, do not rest until you have a plan in place to make it the “gold standard meeting”, one that sets an example for every meeting in your organization.
What is happening in your business? Are your great ideas living in isolation? Talking about knowledge sharing means little if you practice knowledge hiding.
Have you ever ask the executive team for more resources or a bigger investment and came away empty handed? All too often the presenters, with legitimate needs, were talking about small rocks.
Leadership teams can benefit from executive team guardrails, designed to help teams stay safe, become effective and focus on what only they can do.
Understanding what is essential and having the courage to act on it is what separates true leaders from clones in the crowd.
What leadership types are present in your executive team? How do you ensure that your leadership team is comprised of balanced players, and not functional fanatics, committe comrades or operational addicts that hurt you as a team that aspires to play at its best?
If you see things in your business that are not running as they could be, chances are there are some executives running red lights in the senior team.
Lincoln felt that leaders, whether they be politicians, pastors, or the head of a family, had a moral obligation to challenge and inspire people to become a better version of themselves. What about you?