Bad Leadership; the abuse of power

a leader can use his or her power to benefit others, but, of course the leader can also gain personally. The obvious problem is that when self interest rules, the leader gains but often at the followers’ expense.

The dangerous thing is that leaders can begin to delude themselves. They start to believe that the rules that govern what is right and what is wrong do not apply to them because they have the best interests of their followers at heart.

Corporate Panic and lessons from the Wolf Pack!

The UK public sector has changed quite a lot since I left. In terms of managing change, few lessons seem to have been learned and a good number seem to have been forgotten. My encounters with large private sector corporates, has led me to think they are not better or worse at handling people than those in the public sector. There seems to be a kind of corporate panic/frenzy around and that is the worst way to respond

Leadership and the abuse of power

a leader can use his or her power to benefit others, but, of course the leader can also gain personally. The obvious problem is that when self interest rules, the leader gains but often at the followers’ expense.

The dangerous thing is that leaders can begin to delude themselves. They start to believe that the rules that govern what is right and what is wrong do not apply to them because they have the best interests of their followers at heart.

Leader, Leadership and Leadership Styles

A leader is a person who influences a group of people towards a specific result. But how that person influences varies with the style of the leader. Leadership styles can range from the autocratic (“I’m going to tell you what to do”) to completely free reign (“You do it your way but get it right!”). The easiest way to think of it, is in three main flavours.

The Leader with human flaws!

Fact: nobody gets everything right 100% of the time! With good governance and clear focus you will ensure that your organization doesn’t suffer a fatal fall as a result of a poor decision from you