Monday, January 12, 2009
From HBR-January: "The Quick Wins Paradaox"
Mark Van Buren and Todd Safferstone in their article “The Quick Wins Paradox,” discuss how many new leaders eagerly want to get early wins to boost their value and credibility to the company. However, this rush to early wins often results in failure or wins at a tremendous personal cost. The authors focus on several areas of struggling new execs: reacting negatively to criticism, intimidating others, jumping to conclusions, and micromanaging direct reports—all of which can pollute a leader’s credibility.