Join Scott Blanchard for an in-depth discussion in this video The golden rule of leadership, part of Stepping Up to Leadership.
David Witt: When you look at some of the leader behaviors that get in the way of people that you know could be potentially good leaders. What are some of the things that actually do get in peoples way, that they could address successfully? Scott Blanchard: Well, you know, the number one thing is that leaders often do things to other people, that they would never accept themselves. David Witt: Now, what do you mean by that? Scott Blanchard: Say if we're working together, and I'm managing you. Then I use a management style with you. David Witt: Right. Scott Blanchard: That if you were to use with me. David Witt: Right. Scott Blanchard: I would probably fight you tooth and nail. David Witt: Uh-huh.
Scott Blanchard: Because that approach is ineffective, or doesn't work, or is demeaning, or is not nice. And, and so they just, they don't, they don't get, it goes back to the golden rule. Do unto others as you would have them do to you. David Witt: Okay. Scott Blanchard: And managers just don't practice that. The, they literally pick on people for things that they, you shouldn't pick on them for. They're vague with people about what the goals are, and then they come back and they kind of call them out on it. They just don't think things through very well, they just, they behave in a way that's not working.
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