I was in a meeting recently and the topic of conversation shifted to what tools should be put in place in order for leaders to hold their employees accountable.
Leaders are afraid.
In HR we see this regularly….the difficult employee who blazes a trail of manipulation and morale killing behaviors across the department but is not held accountable in a timely manner. I fondly refer to this type of employee as the “Scorcher.” I think it is a fitting label.
It’s not a character flaw of the leader; in fact, most leaders want to do the right thing. Unfortunately they usually have not reached out to the team that can help them gain that confidence and follow through (read here –> the Human Resources team!)
People drive change. Paper kills trees. There is a big difference.
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