Friday, April 18, 2014
Successful supervisors and executives both manage and lead. They manage when their teams have valid, standardized procedures (that work) and they lead in the absence of those procedures, when choosing the right procedures to use, and when their current procedures no longer work. If you want to motivate and inspire me, please do so as a human being -- regardless of the work relationship we share. As a follower, I neither require nor desire those types of paternalistic influences. If the destination doesn't inherently motivate and inspire me enough to do what needs doing, then no one who "goes before and shows the way" will likely change my mind.