Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Most Important Thing

There are probably a long list of items that you and I could argue about that are very important Things like...

- a good education
- a strong career
- a stellar reputation
- a great family
- a big paycheck
- a fancy title
- a handsome face
- a great sense of humor
- a strong skill set
- a lot of connections, or followers, or friends
- a lot of attention everywhere we go
- a sense of peace

But as leaders, there is really one thing that is most important. Leaders talk about this topic all the time, but sadly so few back it up with behavior that matches their words.

I wonder if you've ever your number one priority in your job...on the most important thing? It comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and backgrounds. It is as varied as one can possibly imagine, yet it is absolutely essential in every facet of our work.

The answer, obviously, is people.

The people on your team matter the most. Your direct reports matter the most. Your new hires matter the most. Your most tenured employees matter the most.

Our egos do not all.

How About You
As you review your task list today, does it show "people" anywhere? Or, have they all been taken for granted so you can focus on the real work?

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

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