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08

No-compromise leadership is an either/or proposition

I received the following in an email from Dr. Lew Losoncy, “Clearly stated in the title, your book is the right concept for our times. No compromise is an either/or proposition that forces leaders to act decisively or accept the alternative – fear of compromising themselves and their companies.”
Either/or. Compromise or no compromise. Get it done or procrastinate. Address the problem or allow it to fester and grow. Take control of your business or be a “hostage.” Be tenacious and courageous or live in fear. Experience the fulfillment of racking up wins or the anxiety of allowing time and opportunities to slip away.
Going no compromise is tough work. It doesn’t matter if your business is wildly successful or confronting major challenges, no compromise is the work of leadership.
Since my No-Compromise Leadership book was released a few weeks ago, I’ve had some pretty interesting reactions from readers. One reader said, “I’m into Chapter 3 and suffering acute anxiety. I’ve been seriously compromising. Do you ever feel this way?” My response was a simple, “Yes, I feel the pressure of living no compromise every day. Ultimately, I’m responsible for the success or failure of my company.”
What I’m learning is that Part One of the book really hit its mark. It calls leaders on their compromising thinking and behaviors. So if it’s tough reading for some, it’s precisely what they need to read because compromise destroys businesses from within. Just a hint of compromise is toxic enough to create drag in a company.
Here are three simple rules to keep you in the no-compromise leadership zone.
1. Stay engaged in the business of your business: Don’t get lost in projects or distractions. Disconnecting from customers, your employees and what drives the bottom line is a compromise. Simply put, be where the action is.
2. Priorities rule: Getting stuck in busy work is a compromise. Identify and tackle priorities with determination. Heck, attack them with a vengeance.
3. Information flow never flows fast enough: Communication and the flow of information is fast and furious in the no-compromise zone. Information flow keeps everyone on the same page. It’s like glue, the more you drive information flow, the more locked into the no-compromise zone you get.
Either/or … compromise or no compromise. Which path will you take?
Pass this email on to your business colleagues, managers and friends.
Neil Ducoff, Strategies founder & CEO

yes-noI received the following in an email from Dr. Lew Losoncy, “Clearly stated in the title, your book is the right concept for our times. No compromise is an either/or proposition that forces leaders to act decisively or accept the alternative – fear of compromising themselves and their companies.”

Either/or. Compromise or no compromise. Get it done or procrastinate. Address the problem or allow it to fester and grow. Take control of your business or be a “hostage.” Be tenacious and courageous or live in fear. Experience the fulfillment of racking up wins or the anxiety of allowing time and opportunities to slip away.

Going no compromise is tough work. It doesn’t matter if your business is wildly successful or confronting major challenges, no compromise is the work of leadership.

Since my No-Compromise Leadership book was released a few weeks ago, I’ve had some pretty interesting reactions from readers. One reader said, “I’m into Chapter 3 and suffering acute anxiety. I’ve been seriously compromising. Do you ever feel this way?” My response was a simple, “Yes, I feel the pressure of living no compromise every day. Ultimately, I’m responsible for the success or failure of my company.”

What I’m learning is that Part One of the book really hit its mark. It calls leaders on their compromising thinking and behaviors. So if it’s tough reading for some, it’s precisely what they need to read because compromise destroys businesses from within. Just a hint of compromise is toxic enough to create drag in a company.

Here are three simple rules to keep you in the no-compromise leadership zone.

  1. Stay engaged in the business of your business: Don’t get lost in projects or distractions. Disconnecting from customers, your employees and what drives the bottom line is a compromise. Simply put, be where the action is.
  2. Priorities rule: Getting stuck in busy work is a compromise. Identify and tackle priorities with determination. Heck, attack them with a vengeance.
  3. Information flow never flows fast enough: Communication and the flow of information is fast and furious in the no-compromise zone. Information flow keeps everyone on the same page. It’s like glue, the more you drive information flow, the more locked into the no-compromise zone you get.

Either/or … compromise or no compromise. Which path will you take?

Pass this email on to your business colleagues, managers and friends.

Neil Ducoff, Strategies founder & CEO and author of No-Compromise Leadership

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