The most frustrating part is seeing the difference between active and passive leaders.

Those that lead and take charge, and those that think they’ve earned the right to watch others work.

There has to be a balance between the orchestration of work being done and project deadlines being met, with a fine mixture of self propelled force backed by your own action. If your team doesn’t see you working too, they won’t ever respect you.

That doesn’t mean everyone has to do the same type of rowing, but even the captain is doing a form of rowing of his own. Any organization that allows tiers of leadership to become stagnant and still allow for raises and promotions with no merit should stop and think about what they are doing.

It is a huge mistake.


13 thoughts on “Leadership

  1. Thank you very much for this great post! I really enjoyed reading it! I have recently published an article on my blog about global leadership and it’s impact on us all. If you have time, it would be great if you could read it as I would be interested to hear your thoughts! Thanks 🙂

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  2. I agree, when I made corporal in the Marines and had to lead, I would role up my sleeves and muck in with my troops. This sometimes prompted superiors to think that I was doing it all myself when I had lower ranked persons to do these things. I explained that I did just enough to make them think I was busting my ass along with them. It was a balancing act at times but it worked.

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  3. well said – and passive leadership can pull from morale – on a side note – a while back I worked with a colleague who was passive – and later someone said he “quit” a long time ago – but was still there – it was so frustrating

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