None of us are perfect. When we pretend to be perfect, hide our imperfections, and discourage people from giving us feedback and ideas to improve, we lose followers and our ability to influence others.
To get an idea of your strategic fitness, and where your opportunities for strategic growth may be, look into the Strategic Leader Fitness Review. Make sure you look into all three parts!
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?
What is happening in your business? Are your great ideas living in isolation? Talking about knowledge sharing means little if you practice knowledge hiding.
“He was not a hero or a magician or a chess player, or an obsession. He was a certifiable member of the human race, direct, fallible, and unexpectedly wise when it counted.” Harry S. Trumann
Disappointment, frustration, and anger distance us from the valuable jewel of contentment.
Leaders that insist on showing their people how smart they are damage team spirit and team performance.
Strategy often stumbles because it’s complicated, confusing and difficult to recognize. If you want a great read about the history of the ice cream truck, check out Michael’s article. It may challenge you to create clear and compelling strategic messages for your business.
If you or any other senior executive, complain that they don’t get the buy-in they expect from their executive team or are concerned that they don’t get constructive push back from their executive colleagues, it could be an opportunity to look at how well “the ball” is being shared in the executive team.
When team conversations and discussions become too internally oriented, they are focusing on what I call artificial challenges. Teams that have an outward-bound orientation (customers, new opportunities in the marketplace) focus on natural challenges, outside the business.