Tom Ehrenfeld’s excellent manifesto at changethis.com is, on the surface, a deft skewering of Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson’s apparent plaigarism in his book, Swanson’s Unwritten Rules of Management.
On a deeper level, though, it’s a blunt reminder for the rest of us that, as leaders, everything we do, everywhere we stamp our name or seal of approval, and everything that’s done on our behalf–with or without our blessings–reflects directly on our own credibility. In Ehrenfeld’s words: “When you are wrong, take full responsibility…you should be as willing to accept the blame as you were the fame.”
In other words, you are being watched–so be sure you (and yours) are doing something worth watching.
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