The Long-Term Consequences of Hidden Agendas Within Organizations

May 17, 2023

The Long-Term Consequences of Hidden Agendas Within Organizations

There are consequences for any agenda, no matter if that agenda is hidden or blatant. There will be consequences no matter what choice we make, and we are not free from the consequences of those choices. However, we can reap the benefits of making good choices, leading people well, and building up the leaders of tomorrow.

This episode is about helping leaders make better decisions and expose those hidden agendas rooted in pride that are happening today and that are going to be the downfall of organizations that exist a generation from now. The goal is to be innovative, but your individual hidden agendas could potentially be preventing your organization from moving forward. Listen now to learn about hidden agendas and their long-term consequences.

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πŸ”‘ If you’re not careful, the long-term consequence of your hidden agendas is to teach your organization that how you treat people does not matter.

πŸ”‘ Hidden agendas are often individual and not collective.

πŸ”‘ It’s always a good time to do the right thing and it’s always a good time to speak truth to power.

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Think through your agenda. Is it a real agenda or a hidden agenda? Is it about the greater good of the organization or is it about you? Think about how you lead, where you want to move your organization forward, and the people looking to you for you to lead them. What’s your agenda and what are the long-term consequences of your behavior today?

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Laurel Rutledge’s human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women’s leadership coach. Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you. After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice β€” she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work. After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers. From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Laurel has seen more sides of the business world than most. She’s achieved technical mastery of HR, with a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that must be followed. She’s also a people person, perceptive and outgoing, with a sixth sense for helping others to see the difference between what they want and what they need. The culmination of this is in her personal philosophy: β€œlead with your heart, act with your head.” Find out more at:Β https://laurelrutledge.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave us an iTunes review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.

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