Podcast Episode #408
Echo chambers can be disastrous for leaders. Today we discuss ways you can protect yourself from leading in an echo chamber.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Leaders must surround themselves with people who are not echo chambers.
- Employees need to remember they are there to serve the organization, not vice versa.
- Sycophants tend to kill teamwork.
- It’s easy to want to retreat into the echo chamber when you’re getting criticized publicly online.
- Because of the internet, moral failure among leaders is more widely known and visible.
- Lack of accountability is one of the leading contributors to moral failure.
The six keys to avoiding echo chamber leadership are:
- It is the leader’s responsibility to avoid the echo chamber.
- Sycophants are extremely dangerous.
- Leaders must seek out people who care enough about them to speak truth to them.
- Social media and blogs can drive leadership to the echo chamber.
- The leader’s response to contrary opinions and criticisms will send a message to the watching world.
- Moral failure is common among leaders who dwell in echo chambers.
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