I think we’ve all seen it – a meeting full of high performing, committed people… and that guy. Which is not to say that “that guy” is not good at something, it’s just that this – this meeting or project – doesn’t benefit from his presence. So what is he doing here?
There was a tradeoff decision at play – keep the team focused on being productive versus spending resources to improve them productivity skills. Keep them communicating with their clients versus brushing up on their communication skills. The act of leading versus developing leadership abilities. Doing versus improving.
“Transparency” is one of those buzz-wordy terms that’s been permeating the business lexicon as of late. The concept that no longer does “knowledge equal power” but rather that “communication equals agility” and that, in turn is the new business advantage. But what does it actually look like, in practice?
Our 750th summary goes live on July 7th, 2015. Milestones like this are worth pause and reflection.
Because Jonathan didn’t ask for anything related to the business, my network or anything that would feel like it would cost me anything. He asked for my advice. And rather than that feeling like a burden, it feels like an opportunity…
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