Join Mike Figliuolo for an in-depth discussion in this video Staying connected to the team's reality, part of Developing Your Leadership Philosophy.
- One of the worst types of leaders to work for…is the one who's checked out,…the one who has no basis in reality…or understanding of what their team does.…Because those individuals don't appreciate always…the hard work that the team does.…They also don't understand the challenges and constraints…that the team faces, which then can lead that leader…to put unreasonable expectations on the team.…You need a reminder to stay in touch…with your team's reality.…
To get out there and get dirty, understand their jobs…because guess what?…Getting dirty also can get you respect.…My reminder and my maxim for staying in touch…with my team's reality is a very simple statement,…he's under the tank, sir.…When I was in the army and I was a young platoon leader…there was a field problem where we were out in the field…and we were pulling maintenance on the vehicles…and the colonel who was a very senior officer…came looking for me, probably to yell at me.…
He was always yelling at me for one reason or another.…And he came up to my tank and he walked up to my driver…
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