#leadershiptruth – Die on THAT hill.

Posted August 7, 2018 in Latest News & Insights

There’s an expression that goes ‘not every hill is worth dying on’ which is TOTALLY true. I’ve seen too many people battle over things that really don’t matter but, there are some hills that are worth dying on. When I think of harassment, discrimination, unfair employment practices or downright unethical business shenanigans, well… those hills are totally worth dying on. In fact, I think we need more people to die on them. When we stand silent witness, we are complicit in enabling that situation. Most people stay silent because they are afraid of what will happen to their careers if they speak up. I remember finding out that a CFO at one of my workplaces had been drinking on the job and surfing pornographic sites while at work. I heard about it from coworkers who were afraid to speak up because he held power. I wasn’t. Ultimately that individual was found to have been embezzling from the company. Doing the right thing can sometimes be scary and may feel like you’re putting yourself at risk, but not doing the right thing can be even riskier in my experience.


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