My Leadership Fails: Group Think Disasters

Group Think“Madness is the exception in individuals but the rule in groups” Nietzsche

Have you ever been a part of a team that, despite good intentions, made some very bad decisions?

Why do intelligent groups of people make stupid errors causing monumental disasters? As individuals we are regularly shaking our heads in disbelief about the decisions our leaders and their advisors are making. [Read more…]

My Leadership Fails: Trust & Respect Equals Credibility & Fairness

leadership“I can’t follow a leader I don’t trust and respect!”

“You have to first earn my trust and respect before I will follow you!”

Do you agree? Two simple statements I have heard from many disgruntled employees that highlight how important it is for staff to feel that they can both trust and respect their leaders.

The wisdom of hindsight has shown the failure of a company often begins with a breakdown in trust and respect between a leader and their team which then spreads like a virus infecting the whole organisation. [Read more…]