Notes on Leadership (1): Decide to treat things as important

Dan Hon:

What you have is influence without authority. You can suggest that people do things, but unless these teams’ managers and directors decide to do those things, they’re not going to get done. You do not set priorities. Your peers set the priorities. You merely inform. This might hurt and if you’re not careful, it might also lead to burnout.

You need to make it easier for people to decide that what you think matters actually matters.

You can’t make people decide to treat something as important. But you can make it easier, and there are things you can do to make it easier.


June 25, 2022

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