Do your employees lack their usual fire? If so, it may be time to look in the mirror and take responsibility for that.
Complacency in the business world is a global issue.
Vince Molinaro saw evidence of this while on tour for his latest book, The Leadership Contract. Molinanro, who is an author and business strategist, specialises in creating accountable leaders in the workplace. So, imagine his surprise when he sat down for a meeting in Eindhoven with a group of C-Suite leaders.
Molinaro shared some data collected from Lee Hecht Harrison’s clients. These surveys pointed out that leadership accountability, or the lack thereof, is a global problem.
When he asked the group about their leadership accountability, one leader responded with this blunt response:
“This session has been extremely valuable as I realised I have not been leading in an accountable manner. I’ve let myself slip and become complacent.”
Molinaro asked him to elaborate, and the CEO explained that he stopped challenging himself daily. He just went through the motions and soon fell into a routine without even questioning whether he was truly stepping up.
Does this sound familiar to you?
It’s easy to fall into the trap of routine.
But that routine can spell devastation for your business.
Maybe you’re like this CEO in Eindhoven…
You don’t even realise that you infected your business with complacency.
This infection may be more serious than you realise, though.