What do a 7-year-old, a slice of cake, and a self-destructive project manager have to do with being a better leader?
A 7 year old’s moral relativism, a clash of cultures, and a self-destructive project manager show how a shift in perspective can help us be better leaders.
When a manager rationalizes hiring the lesser candidate, that’s minus-one hiring. It leads to institutionalized reliable mediocrity.
Some leaders manufacture outcomes by manipulating data and controlling the questions that get asked. That can lead to spectacular failure, and often does.
Expecting your team to think outside the box when they don’t even know there is a box will frustrate and baffle you. But there are things you can do to help.
Leaders often think that everyone who doesn’t agree with them is simply wrong. Sometimes this is due to the false consensus effect, and it can kill morale.