I find it annoying when someone says, “I’m sorry if I offended anyone.” That’s no apology! They’re only sorry that someone took offense! In other words, the person who took offense has the problem, not the one who caused the offense. If no one was offended, the offender wouldn’t feel the need to apologize at all. More
“As a member of the leadership team, each person is responsible for fulfilling the following roles… Supporter of the CEO, supporting and advancing the CEO’s agenda both publicly and privately.” Nadler & Nadler, “Performance on the Executive Team: When to pull the trigger” in Executive Teams. Throw a stone into calm water… More
Did the title of this post make you wince? The idea of a veto runs contrary to the value we place on a participative leadership style, but it has a legitimate purpose and there are scenarios when it must be used. Hopefully these times will be rare, but they may arise and team members… More
Imagine a football team where a player’s goal is to show some scouts his outstanding moves. His vision is what he will be able to do as a free agent with the income he makes after a bidding war. He exhibits unsportsmanlike behaviour that sometimes results in penalties against the team, and it is clear to them that his decisions on the field are based on what will be best for him, not for the team. That player would be a major problem for the team, greatly hampering it in many ways.
Team members need to keep in mind that the team accomplishes the mission, not the individual. More