Improving Our Leadership Skills, One Brutal Fact At A Time
The moment we get mentally and emotionally ready to look at and accept the hard data, the brutal facts, and the results of our strategies and leadership style, we take a giant step toward improving ourselves as leaders. We also create a space where transparency is the norm, and our teams feel comfortable sharing their truth.
In this episode, we explore the complex nuances and endless benefits of facing brutal facts. Inspired by Jim Collins' book, "Good to great," we delve into the game-changer attitude of dealing with the facts, the data that reflects how effective or not our leadership strategies are. Together, we analyze how the simple decision of dealing with the truth has the potential to improve our leadership skills, create a safe space for our teams too, and clear our path from lesser goals.
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- How research on publicly traded companies can help you improve your business, even if it is a small organization (3:37)
- What kind of breakthrough facing brutal facts can provide (6:30)
- About the benefits of creating a space where brutal facts are confronted (8:41)
- Why is it easier to maintain the status quo than to try to change something (12:37)
- Book: Jim Collins - Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap, and Others Don't
- Quote: Jim Collins - "Yes, leadership is about vision. But leadership is equally about creating a climate where the truth is heard, and the brutal facts confronted. There's a huge difference between the opportunity to "have your say" and the opportunity to be heard. The good to great leaders understood this distinction, creating a culture wherein people had a tremendous opportunity to be heard and, ultimately, for the truth to be heard."
- Quote: Dan Sullivan - "All progress starts by telling the truth."
- Quote: Robert Brault - "We are kept from our goals, not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal."
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