Find the people who really know what’s going on in your organisation and cultivate good relationships with them. Who are they? Probably not the ones everyone expects.
Look at those who aren’t necessarily in the position of power: the school custodian who sees everyone’s rooms and all the kids and teachers around the place, the CEO’s Executive Assistant who keeps on top of what’s happening everywhere, the old foreman that everyone goes to to find out how to really get something done well.
Ask them, close your mouth and listen.
(C) Peter J. McLean www.petermclean.co
Many organisations and individuals want to wait until the COVID-19 Crisis is over in their neck of the woods. I’m working on significant projects with clients that will make a difference NOW and long into the future – with dramatic outcomes for all. So should you. The time to act is now.
(C) Peter J, McLean
Successful leaders help their people to be at their best – even if that means being better than the leader. Great accomplishments should be your goal, not a great ego.
Peter J. McLean
There are multiple organisations and businesses with which I am working that are very slow to move on opportunities. It’s not endemic to any one industry nor to any one profession or background. And it’s harming them – they are losing momentum, losing the value of the moment, losing their energy and commitment as they stifle in vacillation.
Bureaucracy is as much a mindset as it is a system. (more…)
If you are leading, you will make errors of judgement. There is no way around it.
Although our political leaders often try to render the appearance that they have not made errors, instead blaming others in some way, it’s vital that in your organisation you own your mistakes. If you don’t, you’ll foster a culture that hides mistakes, ignores data, defers and deletes, instead of facing the truth. (more…)