Vince, what a fantastic post. Lumps of coal for all three of your naughty leaders! Unfortunately, I’ve seen each of these three (un)wise men in various spots this year. (And of course, unwise women too.) The cost on the leadership teams around these leaders is very high. What I notice is that each of your three needs to learn how to have productive conflict. Not viscous, adversarial conflict, but not passive-aggressiveness or conflict avoidance either. That’s what I’m asking for this Christams…a 2014 filed with healthy and productive conflict.
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