The leader may blame or explain, but affirming competent companies are a mirror image of the person at the helm. Leaders who are attentive to detail manufacture goods or provide services of high quality. Leaders who train and empower their employees cultivate a culture of creativity.
In August of 1990, I left my hometown of New York City and arrived on a kibbutz in the middle of the Negev Desert where I would join a garin, or a group of young people who work together on kibbutzim and settlements as well as on bases to fulfill our army service.
If you are doing something radically different from the norm, pushing your comfort zone boundaries and looking to make a few waves, learn to recognize where you are in the three stages of transformation.
Have you reviewed your patterns in managing financial crisis? Do your strategies involve employees in solutions or are employees just a target? If you need help, it might be time to seek out an objective expert to help.
No matter how much we plan to accomplish in a day, the tyranny of the urgent seems to take over. Each circumstance provides the opportunity to take you away from any planning for the day, week and sometimes month.
The more time goes by leading people or helping organizations with leadership issues the more convinced I am that the organization's outcomes are "all about the leader." Today's leader needs to be transformational.
To prevent a repeat of this tragedy, the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the leaders of the Phoenix Health Care System (HCS) must quickly turn to a third question: "How can the facility solve its seemingly unsolvable patient access problem?"