The reasons given were:
- Managers Fail to Build Trust and Integrity.
- They Have the Wrong Focus.
- They Don’t Model or Build Accountability.
- They Fail to Consistently Reinforce What’s Important.
- They Over-rely on Consensus.
- They Focus on Being Popular.
- They Get Caught Up in Their Self-Importance.
- They Put Their Heads in the Sand.
- They Fix Problems, Not Causes.
(I’m not entirely convinced that all of these reasons are valid, but that’s not my concern here.)
As you will see, I’ve colour coded the list. I believe that the reasons shown in green can be overcome by adopting the approach of the gentle manager. That’s (at least) 6 out of 9 of the reasons listed, which sounds pretty good to me.
Any views, or challenges?