#ThursdayThought – Runaway Leadership
A company creates a solid culture and great initiatives to attain it’s overall mission of meeting customer needs and growing in the industry.
However a couple of teams buck the positive work, telling their staff not to do what corporate says, ordering their people to ignore those initiatives because there’s other (“real”) work to do, and speaking disparagingly negative remarks about the company and it’s leadership.
Perhaps you’ve been in a situation like this. Knowing what you should be doing but doing what you’re told because of your direct boss or office demanded it. It’s a tough situation for sure.
Rogue leadership is leadership that has runaway with it’s own sense of pride. It will do its own thing – usually not in alignment with culture and more for doing what benefits those at the top rather than the greater good. It puts its people in a struggle between doing what’s right and doing the maverick leadership dictates.
And when leadership has chosen to runaway like this, if being courageous and speaking up have yielded no results, than there is only one thing to do.
Runaway from that leadership, and seek a better group of leaders, ones that are authentic and aligned with the company’s culture.