Is your future a function of what you do now, or is what you do now a function of how you view your future? It is a little of both, so how do we enter this “chicken and egg” causality dilemma to affect change if we are dissatisfied?
Great leaders know that no one has all the information, can see a situation from all perspectives, nor has all the answers. Acknowledging this is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of strength.
In our capitalistic society, it is great to witness companies that have found the way to true and lasting success by benefiting their people and the greater good of society.
A manager has the authority to direct the work of those who directly report to him or her. A leader, on the other hand, is one who influences others to achieve great things, regardless of title.
Feedback is as much of a gift when it is given as when it is received. Yet many organizations suffer from a lack of accountability because people aren’t comfortable giving and receiving feedback. Effective feedback is truth wrapped in mercy.
A great brand image communicates what it promises. A great company culture delivers on the promise the brand communicates. When this happens, both employees and customers engage with the brand.
Great leaders know they need to take care of their employees and don’t sacrifice the welfare of their people for the benefit of their customers or shareholders.
Good leaders know that the best decisions are made when all possible alternatives have been debated. Good leaders are critical thinkers who are seeking the truth.