Many people are trying to manage too much, afraid to let go or simply say no. Instead of managing a few things well, they struggle and stress with many things, none which is done exceptionally well. This fear of letting go can infect people, teams, and entire organizations. Here’s how to let go of what’s holding you and your team back so you can focus on what really matters.
Intellectual integrity is the ability to see the world as it is, not as you want it to be. This means not doing what you WANT to do, but rather what NEEDS to be done, serving the interests of your organization first.
Organizations use sophisticated tools such as 360-degree feedback processes and multi-rater feedback inventories, yet none of these work as well as someone speaking to those people in the leader’s immediate environment and playing that feedback back to the leader, in some cases, anonymously, yet concretely.
For action oriented, results-driven executives, it is very easy to jump into business issues too deeply and overlook what is happening in the leadership team. How does the oxygen mask rule lead to better performance in your leadership team?
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.