This On-Purpose® Business Minute invites you to explore the style and substance of your leadership. Please be sure to watch the video, read the blog, and comment.
Leaders tend to have catch phrases that guide them. What if these are more style than substance when it comes to truly leading?
"Never let them see you sweat!" That's the advice given to many a rising leader. But is it valid or is this just the mythology of being a "strong" leader? Then again, does a truly strong leader have anything to hide? Jack Nicholson starred in the movie A Few Good Men as Col. Nathan R. Jessep. In the movie he utters the famous line, "You can't handle the truth!" in a display of arrogance stemming from a fear of exposure.
"Be an open book," is the advice many would instill in others. Is there such a thing as too much information? Do we expect our leaders to exhibit a measure of prudent transparency? Where is the line of privacy?
Hopefully, this On-Purpose® Business Minute did inspire you to scratch below the surface of your style to discover the bedrock of your guiding principles.