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While it’s easy to blame employees for their attitudes and behaviors, this doesn’t address the issues that are created as a result of entitlement being allowed to continue.
A leadership crisis has been created over the last decade because we’ve been brainwashed into believing that leaders have to take care of employees the same way helicopter and snowplow parents take care of their children. Don’t let them struggle, feel or strive for mastery.
What benefit is it to the organization if short-term goals are met but a leader’s behaviour contributes to employee unrest, sabotage, or high turnover with loss of skills and knowledge?
It seems authority has become a dirty word in organizations. Through our experience working with leaders in our development programs and coaching, it is clear that leaders today are not feeling empowered to exercise authority.