Leadership of a company or a department can be a very lonely job when business is not going well. Developing a new business strategy in an attempt to turn red ink into black ink will open one to loud criticism.
Of course the criticism does not start with the new idea it actually starts when things first begin to go bad. By the time new ideas are polished enough to be presented the leader is probably already feeling pretty beat up. Unless the leader has been effectively handling the criticism it is doubtful the new ideas will be well thought out.
David Brinkley was part of one of the most successful broadcast news teams in television history. Delivering the nightly news on NBC with Chet Huntley he had established himself as an effective journalist.
After the team stepped down from the rigors of daily news Brinkley continued with a news interview program each weekend. “This Week with David Brinkley” allowed him to stay actively reporting but without the rigors of a daily newscast. The weekly interview program was much more of a challenge because unlike the nightly news, which was written by reporters and well edited, he had to speak without a script giving his critics much fodder with which to attack.
“A successful man is one,” said Brinkley, “who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks thrown at him.”
You can share the success of David Brinkley by applying these words to your career as a business leader in an effective workplace culture.
This is another installment of a series of motivational quotes providing information about the persons being quoted and the application to our daily life. It is based on material prepared by getmaximpact.com of Rochester Hills, Mich., and is intended as a tool for building the success of today’s business professionals. It is a ©2014 copyright by getmaximpact.com and used with their permission.
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Books about workplace cultures.