Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Why Most Leadership Sucks - A Recap

As I’ve been working my way through writing this series, I have concluded that a periodic recap would be a good way of keeping the writing together. If you have any suggestions, please send an e-mail or leave a comment.

Why Most Leadership Sucks – Part I

  • You are part of the leadership problem
  • Leadership isn’t and may never be your strong point
  • Your view of the leadership potential of your subordinates is often reflective of how your peers and bosses view you
  • What brought you to the leadership table is not what will make you a successful leader

Why Most Leadership Sucks – Part II

  • Leadership is not the be-all and end-all trait of organizational success
  • You must accept the truth about your abilities and acumen
  • The real world does not tolerate fools

Why Most Leadership Sucks – Part III

  • Leadership is an active relationship
  • The relationship is based on trust
  • The relationship mitigates the risk of failure
  • The relationship improves likelihood of success for all parties
  • The relationships does not require that you like your boss, peers or subordinates

As the series grows, I will expand and repost this recap.

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1 comment:

Oldude59 said...

Leadership is a Stand larger than an organization's interest. It represents your contribution to the human spirit. It defines an ongoing obligation to contribute through your character and behavior in ways that are fearless, civil and glorious.

As Sun Tza wrote more than 2500 years also "The Commander stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerely, benevolence, courage and strictness"