Confronting Leadership: Not Such a Bad Thing

Two businessmen arguingHow do people respond when a goal isn’t met?

By Steven E. Sacks

If you created a leadership team around you that exhibits the healthfulness of organizational conflict, constructive advice, scenario planning and the flexibility of employing Plans B, C and D, you have created a strong foundation – a far different and more effective approach than the “My way or the highway” thinking. You need to think about what the challenges are to your leadership and the long-term viability of the firm.

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The avoidance of conflict has morphed into a misguided sense of consensus building. Standing up to philosophical differences with the purest of intentions is a positive; it is not destructive in nature.