Have you been watching March Madness?
The games have been exciting and most go down to the final seconds.
These games provide many lessons that business leaders can learn and employ in their businesses.
A recent game was won when the shooter for one team was fouled by the defender with only 1.2 seconds remaining in the game, which the shooter’s team won when the shooter made one of two free throws.
The outcome was viewed by basketball analyst Charles Barkley as a wrong decision because he inferred that the referee determined the outcome of the game, not the players.
I like Charles and we agree on many things, but this was not one of them because he was not holding accountable the defensive player who gave a slight shove to the shooter, thus possibly impairing his shot.
Think now as a leader of what your business would be like if you only selectively determined which rules to enforce and not enforce.
In the basketball scenario, by not calling a foul because it was the last seconds of the game would send a signal that it would be okay to foul a shooter taking a game winning shot.
The same is true with your business.
If someone does something illegal, immoral, or violates a company policy, how can you justify enforcing it sometimes and not others?
You can’t, as your leadership will forever be in question, creating chaos and possibly leading to a change in culture.
Sol says… “The one who lives with integrity will be helped, but one who distorts right and wrong will suddenly fall.” ~ Proverbs 28:18
Business is sport and sport has rules of the game which must be followed as written to maintain integrity.
Make it a great day and keep being awesome.
#integrity #culture #leadership #trust
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.