Thursday, September 8, 2011
BIG's Blog: Are you listening?
As an organization’s leader, many demands are made of your time. Attending meetings when you are distracted by either personal or business concerns can be detrimental to those who are looking for guidance through difficult periods.
“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been." -Henry Kissinger
Are you being a leader if you are stepping out to take a call, answering text messages or having side conversations while staff is presenting their concerns? Did you really hear the issue/s your organization may be facing?
These actions indicate a lack of respect for your executive staff and mangers that look to you for direction. If your mental state is affected by distractions, allocate time in your schedule to focus on the issues.
Be engaged, not preoccupied, when you meet with your staff. Now is the time they need leadership.
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