In the 2014 Winter Olympics there were high expectations that Team USA snowboarder Shaun White would win his third consecutive gold medal. But he ended up fourth, missing the medal podium completely.
I’ve never met a CEO who said, “I just don’t know what to do with all the spare time I have.”
As business leaders, we invariably have far too much on our plates for any mere human to actually tackle. We typically take more and more on instead of delegating, or we fail to ensure a task provides real value and is worth our time.
As Jim Collins says in Good to Great, “you cannot set organizational values, you can only discover them. Nor can you instill new core values into people. Instead, the task is to find people who are predisposed to sharing your core values.”
It’s so true. Your core values are WHO you are as a company and WHO you are as a leader — the DNA you all share. It’s what makes the organization tick. And without shared core values, there can be no alignment, and without alignment businesses cannot grow.
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