If you know me, you know I love the NY Times’ Corner Office in the Sunday Business section. Since my definition of R&D is to ‘rob and duplicate’, I always love to steal the best ideas from successful leaders. This weekly column by Adam Bryant is always full of great ideas.
On Sunday, October 14, the CEO of Hilton Worldwide, Christoper J. Nassetta, shared some real gems. He articulated the appropriate role of a CEO succinctly and eloquently. He said he has one simple philosophy…keep steady hands on the wheel. I so love this.
To read the full interview click here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/business/christopher-nassetta-of-hilton-on-focusing-its-values.html
Think about your organization for a moment. Are you driving results with such velocity that your colleagues feel intimidated or overwhelmed? Are you so innovative that they don’t know how to strategically capture all the potential opportunities for your company? Or, if you’re like me, they all may have a warm fuzzy feeling about you and your company but they may not be clear about their Top 3 Strategic Initiatives for this quarter.
Whatever the opportunity, give yourself the give of ‘think time’ and see how you might, today, keep the steady hands on the wheel. This way, you’ll be the strategic leader who is developing other strategic leaders.