I’m always amazed at how so many leaders can get so far in management without learning one of the basic tenants of management.
It’s this: Good leaders have to give bad news.
Patty Azzarello learned this back when she became the youngest general manager in Hewlett Packard (HP) at the age of 33, and she reminded me of this basic management principle recently when she wrote about How Good Leaders Share Bad News.
Strong leaders always show up
Here’s what Patti wrote that got me thinking:
“A strong leader will always show up and will always communicate no matter what