This is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of my most recent Amazon best-selling book "Thriving In Chaos: How to Manifest Your Greatness and Do More While Working Less", where I introduce the 5 Key Steps to Mastering Your Time:
Often times as leaders we are haunted by the specter of failure. We must always be perfect. We must always do well. Our reputation, our integrity, our honor, our self image are all bound up in our ability to get the job done. That is how we have gotten to where we are. People know that we are dependable. If you need something done then call (insert your name here).
Many times when the work environment in larger organizations becomes toxic it is difficult to fix because it is not the fault of any particular person. While there is always enough blame to go around, the culprit is generally poor communication. Now as an advocate of Legacy Leadership, I am of the opinion that whenever there is a problem in an organization it is due to the failing of those at the top. However, this is not a casting of blame since one core tenet of Legacy Leadership is that failure is foundational to success. This failure, like any failure, is truly an opportunity for growth. So want to know how we turn it around?
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