So this week I have decided to start my journal entry early, so early that it is only Tuesday but I can always update and add to it
After a few bad roll overs with MB's, it finally got real. Our group SHV was not doing so crash hot and currently sits around $1 because of a large amount of inventory and stock that is a bad liability. That combined with overspending and rapid decisions resulted in a very 'real' conversation today in our team meeting. I keep thinking about the Davis & Easterby-Smith (1984) reading that discusses the difference between learning and developing. I'm wondering when does learning end and development begin. The only response I can think of is that this process occurs over time however I wish to reflect on a few thing I have learnt as a CEO.
- Do not make decisions in a rush. You end up in the shit
- Actively listen. It avoids arguments, encourages inclusiveness, fosters different ideas.
- Question everything, even if you are unsure
- Think before you act/reflection. If you don't it just pisses people off
- Do not become complacent.
- Trust my team 100%.
- Being able to admit when I am wrong and reflect one the mistakes I have made as an individual. Defiantly the most difficult .
So this list above is what I did today. I took a giant leap and was 100% honest because my team is currently in desperate need but mainly because today, I hoped I started my stage of development as a leader. It was one of the hardest things I have done but I needed to show that I was 100% committed to them and that I an taking responsibility for my actions.
My team has had some real difficulties from conflict at the start to my forthcomings as a leader but hopefully today, myself and the team turned over a new leaf. The last roll over was my 'shock theory' (Davis & Easterby-Smith, 1984), yes it was a lot larger than I would have liked but we have to start somewhere.