Ep.73: A Leader’s Inactions Are Just as Important as Actions with Wayne Rivers
Victoria and Mark are just back from their own peer group meeting, and were inspired by what they learned. In particular, they were excited by something they heard from another member, Wayne Rivers.
Wayne has a video blog, and we’re picking up one of his episodes about leadership. He says leaders tolerate bad behaviors in their organizations too often, and it can cost you money and time. The culture of any organization is shaped by the worst behavior the leader is willing to tolerate. You may hear some things that hit home for you in his talk.
Wayne is the co-founder and president of The Family Business Institute Inc. He has authored four books on the subject of business families, the latest of which is Our Family Business Crisis and How It Make Us Stronger. Wayne has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, BusinessWeek: WEEKEND, and on the Retirement Living Network.
Wayne gives examples of toxic employee behavior in his talk today, and tells you how you can curb them, including:
- The reasons you keep bad employees
- Why you need to have performance reviews
- The definition of stewardship
- Why you need to have a recruiting system
- Developing your spine
- The benefits of outside support for leaders
- The improve or remove system
- And more …
You, as a leader, have to find the bad behaviors you’re tolerating, and figure out what to do about them to keep your company healthy. For more of Wayne’s videos, go the The Family Business Institute’s YouTube channel.