New Leader? Make people and purpose your priority and profit will follow.
New leader, new organisation. No matter what industry, the default activities for a business leader at this time can often be to head to the nearest profit and loss spreadsheets and get lost in a blur of log on details, swipe cards and senior introductions. Whilst of course, gaining a rapid understanding of the business “state of play” is important, none of it matters more than your biggest business asset, your people. I challenge the new leader to down tools, eg the laptop
Poor leadership communication: The elephant in the room trampling on culture.
I ran into an old friend the other week who I hadn't seen for awhile. A highly regarded Partnership Manager working in a challenging industry, she has seen and "lived" many changes over time. As many large organisations do, her organisation is in the middle of a major restructure. I asked her how it was all going. Frustrated, she said morale was poor amongst the teams, and she feared many good employees would "walk" after the dust settled. What factors drove this comment? Co