Jim Leyland of the Detriot Tigers was recently asked if he listens to the advice that the fans so readily give on talk shows, newspaper columns, and sports message boards. He said that he mananges for the fans.... not with the fans and that a manager that manages as advised by the fans soon becomes a fan.
I enjoyed his comments because they speak to leadership.....however on the flip side of the coin they got me to thinking about all of the advice we as entrepreneurs receive as well. And while we as owners of our businesses are the ultimate decision makers we can`t just ignore all of the advice.
So my question is (I knew you were asking so whats the question Steve?) how do you select which advice to listen to and which to ignore? How do you make sure that you are not listening to those that only tell you what you want to hear?
Anyway would be interested in your opinions.
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