Surround yourself with those who will talk back to you
Shakespeare wrote in “Henry IV, Part 2“: “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.”
The man or woman at the top of the pyramid must work hard to enable people to speak truth to power. That is not easy. None of us likes push-back, especially when we are working hard to get things done right. But for those who report to a senior executive telling them the truth may be what’s most important.
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