Your Speed = Their Speed
In the old economy of years gone by, leadership was about encouraging your people to thrive, no matter what the circumstances. Leadership today is about giving your people what they need so they can support the speed and intensity that the work demands from them. You need to realize that, as the leader, you are both the gas and the brakes for your organization. The speed of leader will be the speed of the team.
For many years I lived in Indianapolis, the home of the famous Indy 500 race. Each year, excitement abounds as the pace car circles the track followed by those high-speed, incredibly fast racing machines waiting to go around that track at breakneck speeds. But the catch is that when the pace car’s on the track, ...