Most decisions you make will not involve controversy. However when you are faced with a decision and that little bell goes off, you need to ask yourself these questions which all revolve around how your people will look at your decision.
“How will my decision look on the front page of tomorrow's newspaper?”
Get in the habit of seeing your decision in headlines. Does the headline indicate a “good news” story or is it scandalous? In addition to generating a powerful subject line for letters and email, this headline will tip you off to potential scandals or problems.
This is an excerpt from “Life’s Leadership Lessons” a collection of 53 anecdotal leadership lessons, each with an anecdote and the application of the topic in your everyday life. It is designed for use in weekly staff meetings or for personal development.