Leading in Turbulent Times

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

I just wrote a white paper titled Leading in Turbulent Times. You can read the full article at Leading in Turbulent Times

Here are a couple of paragraphs:

With so much at stake, it is easy to put on blinders and get immersed in the numbers that drive your business. If this worldwide problem continues to grow (as many suggest it will), the temptation will be to spend even more time focused on finances. Given that this is a critical responsibility for a leader, it may be easy to forget an important asset and that is people.

People matter. Of course, we all know that, but under stress we focus on survival, and those people down the hall or across the globe many not be part of our survival plan. I suggest that they should be.

In this paper I discuss three principles that I believe will serve you well as you work with people inside your organization today. I call this Eyes In. How those same three principles apply when dealing with key people outside your organization, I refer to as Eyes Out.