Wood Pecker Has to Go

Say NO to compromises in business!

Is there something obvious in your world that you have been putting up with that needs to change?  One of my favorite authors Neil Ducoff speaks of the compromises business leaders make every day in his extraordinary book No Compromise Leadership.  It’s worth having a closer look at what you have been putting up with.  From chapter one here is a brief list of typical business compromises….

  • Creating a double standard for you versus your employees.
  • Creating separate standards for different employees.
  • Not maintaining and following ethical standards.
  • Procrastinating.
  • Agreeing to do something and not delivering what was promised when it was promised.
  • Being late for work or meetings.
  • Not following the budget.
  • Failing to address obvious problems and issues.
  • Not responding to employee suggestions.
  • Believing that “it” cannot be done.
  • Talking “empowerment” but never letting go of control.
  • Giving up too easily.
  • Not creating opportunities to listen to what employees have to say and their insights to make things better. • Focusing on the negative. 
  • Failing or a personal resistance to disclose and share key information that employees need to do their jobs.
  • Withholding positive feedback.
  • Not rolling up your sleeves and pitching in.
  • Reprimanding in public.
  • Talking about, gossiping or degrading an employee with others.compromise check-list
  • Stereotyping and making assumptions about people.
  • Not listening to customers.
  • Accepting inferior performance or quality service.
  • Playing the “blame game.”

What’s on your list of business compromises and what is it costing you

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