I was reading Seth Godin’s blog today and he was talking about when things ‘blow over’ in organizations. The last line of his post especially caught my attention, “Action or inaction are both forms of leadership and standard setting.” He has written about this before, and I think it bears repeating that leaders send messages to their staff by what they allow or don’t allow. Every decision has an impact on the organization.
How do you send messages to your staff?
What do you take action on?
What do you take no action on?