Some managers and leaders (by title) fail to understand that the main value of any organization is really to work as a team. They miss the point that the whole idea of a team, department or company is to synergize the greatest potential in the organization; its people. For them, leading is simply an ego journey “my way or the highway” which is ultimately the highway to failure. True leaders, at the opposite, know that the only way is “our way” so they integrate everyone within the organization in the vision, in the goals definition, in the solution to every challenge. They don’t tolerate other opinions; they always, always, always seek it.
Sarah Mathews said:
I agree “My Way vs. the Highway” is not an effective way to run an organization. Managers who are self confident and have high self esteem do not need to force other people to follow their lead. They are willing to acknowledge ideas from others and to incorporate them into a goal for their department to follow, and people who work for that kind of manager are more likely to comply with those kinds of decisions.
Alame Leadership said:
Thank you for your comment. I fully agree with you. It requires much confidence and openess from the leader/ manager to be willing to seek and incorporate ideas from his/her people and this goes back to self esteem.