The difference between good and bad leadership
We are all leaders; somebody is looking at you for guidance.
There is something that I’ve said before but find that I need to remind you.
It’s about effective leadership.
Well, actually, it’s about ineffective leadership.
you are the custodian of the vision – where we are going – and regularly share that with your team;
you are the example of the standards of performance and behaviour that are expected;
you are an effective delegator
you delegate that which is not your unique ability;
you state clearly what you want done;
you state clearly by when you want it done;
you ask to be notified on completion;
you then stay away until notification is due;
if it’s done incorrectly – I will train;
you are slow to chide and swift to bless.
you abdicate – what the hell, I don’t care, I have too many of my own problems;
I asked you to do this – have you done it yet?
how are you doing it?
if it were me I wouldn’t do it that way;
why aren’t you doing it as quickly as I would have?
I’m sending someone to watch how you do it;
if its done incorrectly – I will complain;
you are slow to bless and swift to chide.
I’m still dealing with the after-effects of ineffective leadership.
It’s called “losing your best people”.
Is that what you wanted?