No Fuzzy ThinkingBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 03-08-2012
No Senior VP Soup
Good organizations hire a limited number of top decision makers.
No Egos Run Amok
Leaders must be willing to admit vulnerabilities/weaknesses and trust each others' strengths.
No Excuses for Bad-Fit Hires
Select candidates based upon their prior performance and articulation of alignment with company goals.
No Turf Wars
Pitting one department against another is counterproductive.
No Lip Service
Leaders convey genuine passion about core values because they sincerely care.
No Pointless Meetings
Ditch pointless process meetings and focus on those that produce tangible outcomes.
No Fuzzy Thinking
Directives issued during meetings/strategy sessions should be articulated clearly among leaders - and then to the workforce.
No Following the Pack
Organizational strengths must differentiate from the rest of the crowd to establish distinction.
No Personal Grudges
Leaders don't have to be buddies. But good ones put aside personal feelings for the sake of strategic pursuits.
No Passing the Buck
Accountability for personal responsibility remains a given among top leaders.