Mike Nefkens' story of surviving at HP by engaging in his own style of leadership, allowed his team and business to thrive. Bringing in your own style can help guide you through similar challenges by clarifying what matters and why, pausing to accelerate, and rallying the team around the cause.
While Richard Branson's new book, "The Virgin Way" is "about listening, learning, laughing and leading," applying the BRAVE leadership framework to the book's ten summary ideas yields highly applicable insights.
They won't believe what you say. They will believe what you do. But, even if what you do matches what you say, you will eventually falter if it doesn't match your own fundamental beliefs. This is why "Be Do Say" leadership is so powerful.
Working harder is often counter-productive. If the scope of what you're trying to accomplish is too much to get done in a high quality way, say "no" to some of the less important items and non-value-adding steps.