Underlying Causes of
Underlying Causes of
to management positions are based on job skills or seniority verses
competency in leadership skills.
2. Lack of knowledge and training about leadership.
3. Poor role models in the past that were either too
autocratic or too passive.
4. Too busy and impersonal with subordinates.
Addressing these shortcomings is not a priority.
solidifies as nothing significant is done to turn things around.
point is commonly called the Peter Principle. Laurence Peter's theory
states that employees often are promoted from a position they are
competent in, until they reach (and then remain in) a level of
The other points are redily overcome so long as there is commitment to
follow through. Numerous resources are available to help insure
improvement takes place and lasts.
Learning good leadership skills in a convincing way and applying the
information learned can make a huge difference with the same manager and
employees. I love following up with clients to learn the difference that
character-based leadership skills makes for managers and
employees ... such as improving morale to such an extent that employee turnover
was reduced from 100% to 0 in two
years. And turning some of the most unreliable employees into the most reliable
For details on how to overcome poor
leadership, see the
management styles tip.
Next month's issue
will help you deal with Performance/behavior Problems
with employees. Future issues will provide you with
more details on how you can reach the next level of leadership
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