#Leading: My way or the highway

Sometimes being a leader means that you have to be rigid. When trying to change a culture or shifting to a new vision, there are often a small, hard-core group of people who resist change to the bitter end. Then, the only choice is to be firm – either followers comply or they leave the organization.

Here is a courageous leader, Lieutenant General David Morrison chief of the Australian Army, sending a clear message to the ranks about unacceptable behaviour.  Thanks to Scott Willows for sharing this 3 minute video.

Sometimes good leadership is not about compassion or about collaboration. Sometimes it is about being firm in your values, convictions and vision for your organization.  The old cliché “my way or the highway” is occasionally good leadership.


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