Insights for Leaders

The Brutal Facts

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.” — Max Dupree,  The Art of Leadership

Today more than ever, we are bombarded with more information than we can reasonably process.  The leader cuts through this overload to discover the key facts of the current situation – providing others with a reliable contextual interpretation and direction.

In this quest to define reality, the leader courageously pursues the truth, knowing that clear, fact-based communication takes extra work but is the doorway to creativity and consensus.  Jim Collins writes, that organizations that become ’great’ exercise ”the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of their current reality, whatever they might be.”

The Bottom Line: Leaders pursue reality and truth knowing it is the key to their biggest insights and breakthroughs.

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