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This is the question I was left with after attending the leadership symposium yesterday in Calgary with Marshall Goldsmith, the world’s authority on leadership.
Marshall left me with a number of powerful yet straightforward thoughts that if applied consistently – should help to improve my leadership capability.
Often, the potential increase in quality from sharing our view is smaller than the corresponding decrease in commitment. Our desire to win and add as much value as we can may have the opposite effect (i.e. decreasing the probability of success). The lesson? Before wading in with your seemingly brilliant value-add comments, pause and ask yourself, “is it worth it?”
So, there you have it. Three seemingly simple thoughts you might readily disregard. Inertia is the enemy of positive change and successful execution. Perhaps this is why leadership seems so simple yet so hard to do.