“By Mike Henry, leadchangegroup.com”
I’m a big fan of leadership and how the best leaders inspire people. Great leaders create an atmosphere where the energy for the team’s success comes from within the team members.
Energy flows from the team to the stakeholders and customers. The energy, excitement and creativity are organic, natural and authentic.
That energy is also very fragile. It doesn’t take much to deflate a team. Like a big balloon, insensitive attitudes and actions can deflate team members, but when those actions are honest mistakes, most people can, and will, overlook them for a while.
But when those mistakes come from the leader’s true character, they kill the team. The behavior is what I call un-leadership and the actions themselves are demotivators.*