How Leaders Should Follow the News

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in Remarkable Leadership with Kevin

Every month seems to bring big news that we must watch or read. The news media is, after all, in the advertising business, so they do the best job they can to entice us to watch and read their latest “top story.” And while the number of viewing options has grown, and the number of ways we can consume the news has changed, we are still watching.

Yep that’s us, watching and reading the news.

I’ve found that people have a variety of opinions about the news, ranging from “I need to stay on top of what’s going on” to “I don’t want to watch any of it—it depresses me.” Many purveyors of positive thinking and time management advice lean toward the later response—either “don’t watch it because it is all negative” or “watching it is largely a waste of time.”

I agree with both of those viewpoints … to a point.

As leaders, whatever group or organizations we are leading, we need to have an understanding of what is going on around us. We ...(register to read more)

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