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For Leaders, There Is No Off Switch

You have to watch what you do and think about what you say at all times because of the effect your behavior has on your team

"Does this mean that I have to watch what I say—and worry about how I act—in every meeting for the rest of my career?" Harry asked.

I had been asked by the present CEO, Jim, to coach his direct report, the potential CEO, Harry, who was an executive vice-president. As part of our coaching process, Harry was asked to seek feedback from all of his key stakeholders—including Jim.