Saturday, July 1, 2017

No Gossip

No leader can ever afford to gossip.

Just don't do it. As many a grandmother would say, "if they'll gossip TO you, they'll gossip ABOUT you."  Just don't.

We had a great rule at GE while I worked there: honor the absent. Don't say anything about anyone that you wouldn't say if they were standing right in front of you.

That about covers any chance of gossip - simply honor the absent.

It's shows much better character, and high performance leaders need highly developed character.

-- Doug Smith

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