Do They Choose You?
So much has changed in the world of leadership during the past decade. What used to be considered “good leadership” no longer works, as it’s a different world. In the past, people would go to work and, in exchange for a paycheck, they’d get security. No more.
In the past, leaders could control the dissemination of information. They, along with their competent corporate communications team, could decide what to tell their employees, when to tell them, and how they should spin it so that the masses would perceive the news the way they want them to. No more. Today people get information at the touch of a button and decide for themselves what they think.
In the past, decisions moved at a much slower pace. Now entire industries are obsolete in a matter of months.
In the past, companies hired leaders who were good at giving orders and people who were good at following orders. Now companies need everyone to strategically think for themselves and make decisions that are good for the business on their own.
The companies that get that this is a different world, are able to attract and retain the best talent, are more profitable, and are able to stay viable in an ever-shifting landscape.
The companies that don’t won’t.
The good news is that we all have the ability to choose.
It really all comes down to that, doesn’t it? Choice. Do people want to be a part of what you’re up to or not? Do they want to give you their best or not? And if they don’t choose you, then what can you really get done? Because today, nobody gives their best for a paycheck exchange.
Do they choose you?
©OnStage Leadership, 2013
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