greg bustin

Locked In A Box

June 17th, 2014  | 

Published in Strategic Planning

Most of us are so busy doing our own thing – meeting deadlines, completing projects, hitting the numbers – that we sometimes fail to consider problems and opportunities from the perspective of others.

We’re locked in a box.

The three peer advisory boards I lead for Vistage International (www.vistage.com) help leaders pause, reflect, debate and decide how their decisions affect others.

For CEOs, president and owners, these decisions can affect not just their organization but also their industry, their community and – yes – their families.

For key executives – COOs, CFOs, marketing, HR and IT execs – they are reminded that their job consists not only of leading their department or business unit effectively, but also of helping their CEO lead the organization.

Avoid getting so focused on your own world that you forget about others outside your box on the org chart.

About the Author: Greg Bustin is an executive coach, consultant and speaker who has delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. www.bustin.com Greg advises leaders at some of the world’s most admired companies, and his views about leadership have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Investor’s Business Daily, Leader to Leader, and other major publications. He’s written five leadership books. His newest book, How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices (Sourcebooks), examines decision-making in history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies. How Leaders Decide

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