The keynote address at the BBC Convention was Leadership Landmines by Marty Clarke
Marty is a funny, engaging, and dynamic speaker. His book Leadership Land Mines! 8 Management Catastrophes and How to Avoid Them covers 8 of these landmines and he covered 2 in the talk
The one I liked the most was “management by exception” – In short, his advice was “don’t get derailed from big, good ideas because they aren’t perfect. Every idea, no matter how great won’t work 100% of the time. The examples he used were hilarious, and I can’t do them justice, but I want to stress the importance of the idea.
Never, ever, ever let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Yes. sometimes there is an exception that is a deal breaker, but most of the time, the exception becomes an excuse.
Our job, as business leaders, is to keep making things better for as many people as possible. Don’t get distracted