Sunday, October 31, 2010

Death by Blackberry

Every once in a while, Leadership is a Verb makes a very simple observation and recommendation. Below is an email I sent to my team concerning safety:

“A car travels approximately the length of a football field in 5 seconds. The same amount of time as that to glance at an email on the Blackberry. Using a Blackberry while driving is against the law and VERY unsafe. It is not a sign of your robust virtual skills.

I believe some of you are doing it to be efficient, timely or just boredom. Please stop. Someone is going to get hurt.

Thank you for your support on this important safety topic.


As a leader, how often do you coach your people in such simple and clear manner?

1 comment:

Brian Oates said...

It's so much better to explain 'why'. Saying its company policy doesn't provide any emotional juice.

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