In less than a year since its start, the program has given out 932 jobs clearing 69,601 pounds of litter and weeds from 196 city blocks. And more than 100 people have been connected to permanent employment.
Here’s someone who isn’t just talking about leading, he’s making a real difference.
I immediately noticed Jeff Bezos’ demeanor change from one of excitement because of the busy-ness of Q4 to one of serious concern.
Then he got up and went to the whiteboard. He then began to facilitate the following discussion:
How many times do you ask why? Do you keep going until you get to the root?
Leadership involves a lot of negotiation, usually with people you have to maintain a good relationship with afterward. Learn how to do it well.
There are a lot of details that go into success.
Maybe try a less literal application, but the lesson is still good.
How the way you do your cores can make you a better leader.
Like most things we teach our kids, we need to work on these ourselves, too.