Monday, November 28, 2022

Fear and Loathing in 2023

Let’s get right to the 800 pound gorilla in every conference room and office.


Your fears. My fears. Our colleagues fears. Our employees fears. Fear is rampant. If you don’t agree…candidly, I don’t believe you.

What’s next at my organization? At yours? Will your employees hang in there while you scramble to modernize your leadership style? Will your leaders be patient enough to put up with yet another “transformation project” in 2023? How many of those have you rolled out anyway?

Too many, I suspect.

Fear can easily become an excuse. It can take control simply by existing in the collective minds of the executive team. You can’t touch it, or fire it, or reassign it, or transfer it. You have one choice at the end of the day.

Confront it.

Label the factors that are driving your fear experience. 

Build a contemporary plan to address each factor.

Execute on a communications plan that tells everyone what you’re doing.

And then do what you say you’re going to do.

Easier said than done? Of course. Necessary? Absolutely.

Our employees are smart. Show them the respect they deserve with honesty, transparency, and above all else…action.

Thanks for being here.



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