Monday, November 1, 2010

Fully Committed?

"You have Family as a value? That’s beautiful. This is your family right here. Now protect it by making your numbers..."

In his excellent article at the Fall 2010 edition of The Conference Board Review, Stan Slap summarizes his strong ideas about what is required to secure the commitment of mid-level managers:

What’s needed is a model that will reliably allow managers to live their values at work without the company having to constantly facilitate the process. A self-sustaining model that is a safe and healthy choice for both the company and its managers. Brace yourself: The model is called leadership.

This article is drawn from Slap's book "Bury My Heart At Conference Room B" which has just been added to my reading list...