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This week I received a call from a friend asking about the social media services we provide for select clientele through our media services team.
Evidently their company had received a negative review on the Yelp website - and they were therefore seeking advice regarding how to respond. During our discussion I learned that their company did not have a clear strategy for social media engagement.
In recent months, I am finding more and more leaders of businesses and organizations who find themselves in similar circumstances.
As the summer approaches for our Northern Hemisphere readers, now is a good time to consider, plan, and schedule a break from the day-to-day grind of continuous activity.
Although entrepreneurs and strong, capable leaders can find it difficult to “pull the plug” of continuous activity, it is a proven fact that taking time away from leadership responsibilities to rest, relax and get refreshed will actually lead to improved performance after the rest period.
- Yogi Berra (pictured above)
As I observe the character and practice of the leaders I admire, an attribute that consistently stands out to me is their humility. This characteristic is expressed in a number of ways that are worth pondering:
As a consultant to both for-profit and non-profit organizations, I am frequently asked about Board Meetings and, specifically, how to take minutes at these meetings for inclusion in the corporation’s records.
In order to provide a solid foundation for an answer to this question, please consider the following:
Last week I pointed out that sometimes “children’s stories” can convey a message (or two) that we initially miss when reading the story to our children. I illustrated, by referencing a quote from the Wizard of Oz, that on further reflection such stories can reveal important leadership principles (click here to read).
Sometimes “children’s stories” carry a salient message (or two) that we initially miss when reading the story to our children.
Even so, once these stories are embedded into our life-culture, reflecting on them when we are older can remind us of some very basic and yet critically important leadership principles.
There is a crucial lesson that I often revisit in this email/blog that is highlighted in the famous story of “Alice in Wonderland” penned by Lewis Carrol. The dialogue between Alice and the infamous Cheshire cat follows, on point:
Last week I wrote an article entitled, “Leadership and Political Correctness – 5 Questions” (Click here to read).
It was amazing for me to see the written responses - and to hear the comments from those people with whom I interact locally. The topic of political correctness seems to have hit a discussion stream that is on the top of many people’s minds of late.
Leaders today face a gauntlet of social issues – and it would be difficult (at best) to address each of them objectively. Yet one of the issues that is affecting decision-making for those who lead is political correctness.
Rather than trying to sort it out in the context of this email blog, I will simply point out that there are (at least) five questions that surface when I consider the implications that evolve from the current climate of “political correctness:”