Leadership Nudge® 206 – Give Information, Not Instructions

May 23, 2018by Sandy Wilmer

Hey, I’m here in Dublin; across from St. Stevens’ Square and in front of the Royal College of Surgeons.

There are a lot of signs I don’t like, but I actually like this sign.

Bicycles attached to these railings will be removed.

It doesn’t say, “Don’t attach your bicycle”, it just says you’re going to lose it if you do.

So, it’s simply stating the consequences of your action.

Now, I would like it a little bit more if there were the natural consequences of your action but this still is a pretty good sign.

State the consequences of your action. Don’t tell people what to do.

Give them information, not instructions.

I’m David Marquet. That’s your Leadership Nudge.

Sandy Wilmer

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