How do you know when trouble is on the horizon in your organization? In recent work with clients and in my business, I’ve come to the conclusion that the first sign of trouble on the horizon is a decrease in joy.
The best leaders care more about the long-term development of their employees than they do about protecting their own short-term reputations with those employees. That means they are willing to push those employees to do more than they think they can.
Consultants often get so caught up in bringing the latest tools and trends to their clients that they lose sight of the most important service of all: staying on top of those clients to have the discipline to do simple but important things on a regular basis.