Learn an offensive approach to mastering information overload. Instead of become a creature of circumstance, falling for quick clicks and becoming easily distracted, start using the 3Cs.
The corona pandemic has required many businesses (restaurants, hotels and airlines) to temporarily close,or significantly restrict on premise customer presence. This is being done, on the advice of health experts, to prevent the virus from more widespread transmission. While the health implications have forced some businesses to lockout customers physcially; many other businesses locked out their customers strategically long before the corona virus struck.
The lighthouse, like a leader, provides a consistent and inspiring point of reference in turbulent times.
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.
When the CEO, or any other senior executive, complains 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 executive leaders feel left out of the information loop or get information just before the train is going to hit the wall, it’s often the result of unintentional patterns by executives themselves that lead to the isolation syndrome
The executive agenda is not a plan. It is the collective output of your leadership team, as experienced by your key stakeholders. These stakeholders include shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers and yes, even competitors.
In the Fall of 1946, Fred Canfil gave a small sign to President Truman, for his desk. It read: “The Buck Stops Here” Canfil, then United States Marshall and a friend of Truman, had seen the sign at the Federal Reformatory in El Reno, Oklahoma and had one made for read more…