founder of naked leader
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How to take your place at the very heart of your organisation
I don’t know how many times I have asked the question below, in the 19 years since Naked Leader was formed.
I ask it of our Business Partners.
I ask it of CEOs and Boards.
And I ask it of leaders, teams and functions.
“Who exactly is ‘the business’?”
I go to an IT conference and they talk all day about ‘IT and the business’
An HR event ‘We partner with the business’
Finance? Their role is to serve ‘the business’
In Naked Leader we suggest a solution.
You know, them – those invisible, all powerful and gifted people who seem to make all the decisions around here.
Well, guess what – ‘they’ are you!
Especially, if you want to make your organisation grow, productive and future proof.
So, time to stop talking about ‘the business’ as if it is somehow separate from you. It’s not.
It is you.
Your future – your choice.
Take your place at the heart of your organisation, or don’t.
How to take your place at the very heart of your organisation.
Act, speak and behave as if you are already there – stop being an HR Leader first, be a Business Leader first, and the same for IT and Finance, and everyone else.
In short, put your business at the heart of everything you do and you will be at the heart of your organisation.
Keep doing that until your CEO or big boss tells you to stop.
And they won’t.
With my love on Valentine’s day, and best wishes, to you all