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A business leader recently told me this funny story:
An out-going Chief Executive is briefing his successor. He gives his successor three letters in envelopes labelled one to three. He says “If you are ever in a crisis, open one envelope.”
After a few months the new Chief Executive is facing a crisis. So she opens to first envelope. The letter inside says simply “Blame me”. So she crafts a communication to say that the crisis is the result of bad decisions made before she took over and that she is committed to sorting out the mess she has inherited.
Things settled down.
Congratulations to our clients at Wm Grant and Sons, Skyscanner and City of Edinburgh Council.
Small group - Public Speaking & Communication Workshop with Award Winning Performer, NLP Master & Motivational Presenter Terry Neason
Glasgow: Sunday, 13 October 2013
Venue: The Training Suite, 34 West George Street, Glasgow G2 1DA
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Early Bird: £95
If you had a manufacturing process that had never produced the quality of output you want, despite a huge investment in re-engineering and repairs, what would you do?
I hope you would throw it out and start again. Why then have we persevered with Performance Management for more than 30 years?
This is not an uncommon leadership challenge. It’s tempting to launch into team development or coaching , but this may not always be the right way forward. The “herding cats” syndrome may not be a symptom of either poor team-working or inadequate leadership. It may be a symptom that your “team” is in fact, not a team at all.