Shot 42: 30 AUGHT 6!

By: Tom Newhouse in Leadership, 1 year ago

A Shot is a poignant leadership tip from “a rifle.”  Yes, leadership coach, Tom Newhouse, uses a rifle from his farming heritage to “tell it like it is.” —­­

HE REFERRED ME!  He was my buddy, a .3006.  This rifle was developed for use in World War I and was commonly called a thirty-aught-six.  It shot .30 caliber bullets and as such was far more powerful than I.  Yet for much of the farm work we rifles got involved with, my buddy said I was the firearm for the job.  Made me proud, a mere single shot .22, being sized up by a powerful stalwart to “git her done.”

Call it the 30-aught-6 principle:  Give subordinates a job that you know they can do, and tell them you have total confidence in their abilities.  Wow! It works magic.  Many employees are itching to make a difference, and when they are ready and when you express your confidence in them, they will shine.  Katie, bar the door; they will go after your project with vim and vigor.  Expect a win….you fired up a winner. 


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