Monday, February 18th, 2013

TIGHTENING CONTROL? DOUBLE CHECK YOUR TRUST LEVEL

IF YOU FIND YOURSELF TRYING TO TIGHTEN CONTROL OF YOUR COMPANY AS A MULTI-PURPOSE ANSWER, FIRST DOUBLE CHECK YOUR TRUST LEVEL

Do you trust your business strategy?  Are you willing to lean into it and not falter for the foreseeable future?

Do you trust that you have communicated the strategy.  You, not the communication department.  You
Your voice.  Your belief.  Your words.  Your authenticity.  Do you trust that you have massaged it into the DNA of your company through endless conversations big and small?

Do you trust you talent?  Do you have the right people in the right roles.  Do you trust them or are you still testing them?  Do you trust they can succeed?

Do you trust you have the right amount of stretch and support for your top leaders?  Are you stretching their capacity or stretching them beyond capacity without suportive challenge?

Do you trust that you have an accurate view of your company?  Do you probe and listen?  Have you established your intent to talk to anyone about anything?  Do you have formally scheduled but informally run mehods to get the pulse of the organization?

I know that many of your companies are fighting for survival.   And the temptation is to control your business to victory.  I get it.  Just double check your trust level before tightening control.

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