“The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader.” – Albert Einstein What if you aren’t really leading anyone? Before you get too defensive, I also asked myself this question. When I did, it occurred to me that I might be a just little bit delusional. I thought of … Continue reading Why Should I Follow You?
“The rule of no realm is mine, neither of Gondor nor any other, great or small. But all worthy things that are in peril as the world now stands, those are my care. And for my part, I shall not wholly fail of my task, though Gondor should perish, if anything passes through this night … Continue reading For I Also am a Steward
Within about 5 minutes of any major, negative event, the culprits are identified, hauled out into the public square of the internet and punished accordingly. We grab the first bit of information that confirms our suspicions. Before any real critical thinking has taken place the verdict is passed. Fear and worry have reached new levels. The … Continue reading Scapegoating and Shamecasting
Sometimes leaders get in the way, and when they do, damaging things can happen. They bottleneck decisions – people get frustrated They block communication – people turn cynical They put process before progress – people quit stretching They issue orders – people start resisting They punish mistakes – people avoid creativity They approve everything – … Continue reading 5 Reasons Leaders Should Move Out of the Way