Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fire Yourself Today

Management shake ups, while disruptive, can be good for a company. They bring in fresh perspectives and require that leaders take a hard look at their own performance. Don't wait for your company to get in trouble. Instead, fire yourself. Not literally, but think about what you would do in your position if you were to start anew. What would you do differently if this was your first day on the job? Taking this step back can help you evaluate the strategies and approaches you are currently using, see things that are too difficult to see when you are entrenched, and reenergize you for the challenges ahead.
Today's Management Tip was adapted from "Why You Should Fire Yourself" by Ron Ashkenas.

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