Leadership Quote: Those Who Failed To Oppose Me…

This month’s leadership quote:  “Those who failed to oppose me… who readily agreed with me and accepted all my views…were those who did me the most injury.”  -Napoleon Bonaparte

As leaders,  how do we avoid the trap of responding only to those who agree with us?

  • What do we do each day to encourage our employees to  tell us what they really think?
  • Are we able to hear feedback from those who disagree and not brand it as “not being a team player”?
  • What forums do we have to solicit input from our employees who are “on the line”?
  • What actions have we taken lately that demonstrate we heard and listened to opposing views?

Elisa K. Spain