Back cover. A leader was innocently asked: “how many people work for you”? “Around 50%” came back the reply.
This gets to an uncomfortable truth. Leadership is messy. It’s tough. The odds are against you…an assault course of rapid change and scary challenges lies ahead of you. Precisely why you need 100% of your people to give you everything they’ve got. Ignore this truth and you will be run-ragged. You’ll be torn between pushing for this quarter’s results and pulling your bit of the organisation to new heights.