By k | February 7, 2010 - 6:00 am - Posted in Corporate Games

One of the things
that define leaders
is how much shit they pass along.

Terrible leaders pass along everything.
When they are dumped on
by their leaders,
they transfer the full load
to their staff.

That’s a bad idea
because one of the reasons
they supposedly are in a leadership position
is because they can take more shit
than the people they’re leading.

Great leaders consciously decide
how much shit to pass along.
They know that too little
and the team doesn’t improve,
too much
and the team is flattened,
all life squeezed out of them.

The shit also flows upward.
Again, great leaders consciously decide
what to pass along
and what to keep to themselves.

Terry Starbucker has a great post
on this subject.

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