Monday, May 4, 2009

Careless Leadership

A careless leader can wreak havoc on an organization, destroying unity and disgusting employees to the point where they start hiding from the turmoil, biding their time til they can escape to another job. Soon collaboration vanishes, people bicker, sabotage begins, and the workplace is totally dysfunctional.

Vital steps for bringing people together as a high performance unit primed for success include:
  • discouraging mindless rivalry
  • making collaboration a top priority
  • setting high standards
  • doing whatever you can to make the job fun
  • being generous with your praise
Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

1 comment:

Sean Heritage said...

One of my mentors sent me this book and it was a great read!! I recommend it to anyone fortunate enough to find themselves headed for command. Though I have yet to have that privilege, there is plenty of opportunity to apply the lessons of this book in any position of leadership (even in an action officer role).