I’ll be frank.
I’m concerned about the state of leadership in corporate America.
Every day I hear a new “bad boss” story. One person told me of a boss that stands at the front door every morning with a clipboard in her hands. Without offering so much as a hello, she records the names of employees that were coming in late or early.
No “good morning.”
No acknowledging them.
Just takin’ names.
By all accounts, there’s a leadership crisis in business today. According to Gallup, 70% of employees are disengaged at work and half of U.S. employees are actively searching for a new job. The bottom line is, we have a leadership problem in America.According to Gallup, 70% of employees are disengaged at work and half of U.S. employees are actively searching for a new job. Click To Tweet
Yet, our collective knowledge on the subject has never been stronger.
There are no less than 15,000 books on leadership currently in print.
So what’s the “disconnect?”
In my humble-yet-highly-experienced opinion of running nine manufacturing businesses and leading on a nuclear sub in the Navy, we’ve lost sight of the goal. We live in the “urgent”, the break-fix-repeat environment our busy lives encourage, and we’ve lost sight of what’s truly important…
Without engaged people, everyone loses.Without engaged people, everyone loses. Click To Tweet
Effective leaders understand this.
And the best ones are willing, when necessary, to let their people come before even a growing to-do list.
If you’d like to learn a simple way to pull the best out of your team, my book I Have The Watch reveals the leadership secrets (which are really people secrets) that have allowed me to make an impact from the confined quarters of a submarine to the expanse of corporate boardrooms.
You can order a signed copy here.
Turning those disgraceful stats around is going to take committed leaders.
Think you have what it takes? 🤔
“As the founder of a fast-growing, people-based business, I could not put this book down. Unlike any other book on leadership I’ve read, I Have the Watch boils it down to what really matters: how you treat people.” Natasha Goldstein, Founder & CEO, The Accountkeepers.