Found this over at Photon Courier:
The quote is from David Cote, the CEO of Honeywell.
HOW TO BE AN EXECUTIVE WHO LEARNS/DOES NOT LEARN
“Your job as a leader is to be right at the end of the meeting, not at the beginning of the meeting.”
It is good advice, as far as it goes. But I can’t help asking, why have the meeting at all?
As Gen. George Marshall told Dwight Eisenhower in the early days of World War Two:
Cote also offers this advice:
Eisenhower, the Department is filled with able men who analyze the problems well but feel compelled always to bring them to me for final solution. I must have assistants who will solve their own problems and tell me later what they have done.
See previous post:
the biggest thing I learned was that hard work doesn’t always pay off. If you work on the wrong thing, it really doesn’t matter how hard you work, because it’s not going to make a difference. So make sure you put some thought into what you’re working on.