Your Team is Watching

Doing the right thing. It’s paramount to our role as leaders, and we cannot overestimate our responsibility to do the right thing and make good decisions, especially where our teams are concerned. I really like what Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Andrew Ward have to say about this responsibility of leaders in their 2007 leadership book, Firing Back:

“As a leader, you have to not only do the right thing, but be perceived to be doing the right thing. A consequence of seeking a leadership position is being put under intense public scrutiny, being held to high standards, and enhancing a reputation that is
constantly under threat.”

Here are two important ways we can live out this quote in our daily leadership walk: (more…)