Monday, August 1, 2011

Can You Handle the Truth?


During the afternoon workshop last week at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Georgia, Don Avery, CEO, asked me if he could have the floor for a few minutes speak to his leadership team. He asked his leadership team to take out a sheet of paper and write down one or two comments, positive or negative, about him and his leadership style. He wanted to know the truth.

The employees were asked to turn in their comments to me at the end of the workshop, and I would compile them and e-mail them to Don.

It takes a lot of courage and self awareness for a leader to want to know the truth from his constituents.

Would you do this? Can you handle the truth?

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