Best Advice for Leaders in 2009

Posted 10.22.2008

Earlier this week I was speaking to top HR leaders at a conference in Chicago and, yesterday, to a group of soon to be promoted Coast Guard admirals and senior executives from the Department of Homeland Security.  I thought it would be fun and enlightening to change the game a bit so after I was done talking to them, I asked them to talk to me.

The result is this 2-minute video in which half a dozen top leaders from organizations such as General Mills, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Coast Guard answer the question, “What’s your best advice for leaders in 2009?”  As we face a challenging environment on both the economic and governance fronts, these leaders have some straightforward wisdom to share.

Take a look and let me know what you think.  Who do you most agree with?  What’s your best advice for leaders in 2009?