Post #861 – August 19, 2020
Effective Leaders Are Not Necessarily Nice!
Having spent a good number of years studying, working with and coaching new firm leaders, I have concluded that the greatest challenge for any of us in leading others is the way in which we are hard-wired; our natural instincts to preserve our sense of pride and our need to be (and appear to be) “nice.”
The truth is, most of us would rather have the rock-star surgeon available if we needed a coronary bypass operation, irrespective of the individual’s bedside manner. Having a great bedside manner . . . would be a definite plus! BUT, our critical requirement would be to work with a medical technician with the best possible expertise and exemplary track-record for delivering results.
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