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Transparency Day

Leadership Nudge – Transparency Day

Todays Leadership NudgeTM is Transparency Day. The rule in Intent-Based LeadershipTM organizations, when it comes to hierarchy, is that authority needs to follow the chain of command. But information should flow freely throughout the organization. Too many times I see organizations where we apply the rules of authority to information. This results in “gate keepers” on information. This is not good.

Here is how Transparency day works. Pick a small team. Don’t make it too big, because you’ll be sharing a lot of information. You don’t want to make it unmanageable.   In the small team, set up an email rule so that every email that you send on that day goes to everybody on the team.

On Transparency Day, everybody on the team is getting everybody’s emails. The idea is that if you know everyone on your team is going to see what you write, that may change the way you write. Just knowing that I see every email that everybody on the team sent creates a sense of trust and transparency throughout the organization.

My leadership nudge to you this week is this:

Try Transparency Day

Let us know how it goes!

Enroll for the Leadership Nudge –

www.davidmarquet.com

Attend our Educators’ Leadership Conference:

“Every Teacher a Leader”

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Punta Gorda, FL- click here to register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/educators-leadership-conference-every-teacher-a-leader-tickets-25170745377

Push Authority to Information

Leadership Nudge – Push Authority to Information

Today we are going to talk about pushing authority to information versus pushing information to authority. The way it works in most organizations is the people at the bottom of the organizational chart have the information but not the authority to make decisions. We create systems so that they can channel the information up (the stoplight chart or some sort of form) and then it comes back down and they get to execute. They get frustrated by that and they are not so happy.

I had the pleasure of meeting with Amy from Intel. She explains how we should be moving authority to information.

Amy shared, “The foundation for this model is making sure that the people that are closest to the information are both technically competent and have organizational clarity. They understand priority. They know what the right to do is. If they have all of that then you empower them to make the decisions as they see fit. You don’t have to have the cycle time of going back up to the leader; ‘Is is ok for me to do this?’ Your execution time is reduced. They are happier because they feel empowered. They know they are contributing directly to the bottom line. You are happier because you get to go home and have dinner and enjoy your Christmas.”

So you can see that Amy and her team are pushing authority to information not information to authority.

My leadership nudge to you this week is this:

Take a little bit of authority and give it to your people. Only when you do that will you be able to assess what their competence and clarity is.

Let us know how it goes!

Thanks Amy!!

Enroll for the Leadership Nudge –

www.davidmarquet.com

I’ll be doing a one-day workshop in Copenhagen on 27 May – more information with my Danish partners here: goAgile.dk

Say Thank You

Leadership Nudge – SAY THANK YOU 

Leadership is about other people. Good leaders show their gratitude. So we’d like to thank you for being a Leadership NudgeTM enrollee.

Here we are sending out Leadership NudgeTM 100. We started this journey with just a small list of Leadership NudgeTM enrollees. Last week we sent the Leadership NudgeTM to Eleven thousand nine hundred and three enrollees just like you! People that are making a better world for their teams, their organizations, and their employees.

My leadership nudge to you this week is this:

Catch your people doing something great and Thank them!

Let us know how it goes!

Enroll for the Leadership Nudge – www.davidmarquet.com

I’ll be doing a one-day workshop in Copenhagen on 27 May – more information with my Danish partners here: goAgile.dk

 

Sliders and Sort

Leadership Nudge – SLIDERS AND SORT

Today’s Leadership Nudge is “Sliders and Sort!” Sliders and Sort is a tool the team uses after the leader has said, “Hey what do you think about this?” This tool helps the team organize information about a decision. Continue reading

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