If You See Something, Say Something

If You See Something, Say Something, by Angela Fieler

In July 2010, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched a national campaign to train state and local law enforcement to recognize behaviors and indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime. They then designated September 25 as a national “If You See Something, Say Something” Awareness Day aimed to inspire, empower, and educate the public on suspicious activity reporting. If you go to the DHS website, there are all kinds of resources for how to recognize the signs and how to report what you see.

You’re probably wondering where I’m going with this. I have coached many leaders who are trying to do the right thing only to be surrounded by others who are struggling more than they are or worse yet, who refuse to recognize that they are part of the organization’s problem and not living the values. They ask me how to respond when employees point out leaders who aren’t holding other employees accountable, and who allow repeated “offenses” that go against the company’s values or behavior standards. My coaching clients don’t know if what employees are seeing is a leadership failure or a case of sour grapes. And if it is a leadership issue, they don’t know what to do.

Wouldn’t it be great if we had an “If You See Something, Say Something” leadership website? A website with resources on how to recognize the signs of leaders who are struggling and what to do when you spot them? Although it’s not structured exactly like the DHS website, Baird Group’s website leads you to a wealth of resources. DHS started where responsibility and accountability rests and so do we.  

Observing the Culture

Check out the Healthcare Management Strategies & Organizational Culture Assessment, and you’ll see that we start with the executive leadership team. We do a culture assessment. It starts with identifying leadership trends that need to change to create a specific culture.

Making Lasting Changes

Next, we train and coach the executive team to address those trends. 

Then we move to the next level of leaders. We want to be sure every leader has what it takes to recruit and retain the best and the brightest. Our comprehensive training offering is “Be the Leader Nobody Wants to Leave: 8 Transformational Skill-Builders for Busy Leaders” – Leadership Online Courses by Baird Group. Through this course, we provide one-on-one coaching to help leaders “see something” and “say something.”

Are you a leader who is surrounded by other leaders who are struggling? Do you see the signs but don’t know what or who to say it to? If so, contact us at (866) 686-7672 or info@baird-group.com. We’ll work with you to map out a plan for you and your organization. 

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