I’m not sure where it originated, but it suggests you celebrate in a way that totally disregards what others may think when they see your unique celebration.
As a leader, it’s important for us to recognize the times have changed and there is technology all around us, so someone is always watching.
A recent example is the CEO who was fired because he treated a friend’s dog badly in a closed elevator. Unfortunately for him the elevator had a video camera and the public was outraged. If you missed it, the story is here.
Last month a US Postal Service carrier in Atlanta was fired after being caught on a home surveillance system for tossing a fragile package up a flight of stairs. If you missed it, the video is here.
My leadership tip for you this week is to ‘lead like someone is watching.’
Be mindful of your behavior and actions while you are in public places.
Be mindful of how you behave and act in social settings related to business.
Be mindful of how you perform when you’re alone, because you may not be alone.
Your career and credibility are at risk … but what about your team ?
Here are 3 – questions to make you think about this important topic a little more:
Is your team getting this ‘someone could be watching’ message from you ?
Are you teaching them how to be good ambassadors of your organization ?
Are you prepared to act quickly and decisively if a detrimental video surfaces?
Go do something, we’re all watching.