On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
One of the great challenges in taking on a more senior leadership role is staying plugged in to what’s really going on. All too often, leaders are blindsided because the people on their team tell them what they think they want to hear rather than what they really need to hear – the truth about what is actually going on.
In this brief interview with Shawn, he shares what a literal life or death situation from recent history can teach leaders about the importance of getting to the truth and some simple, practical ideas for doing that.
As a leader, what do you do on a regular basis to make sure you’re getting to the truth?
Executive coach Scott Eblin’s goal is to help you succeed at the next level of leadership. Throughout the week, he’ll offer his take on the leadership lessons in the news and his advice on your most pressing leadership questions. A former government executive, Scott is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and is the author of The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success.
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