Originally posted on Linked 2 Leadership:
We all hate naysayers, snipers and back room gossips. They subvert our vision, undermine our message and divert attention from our objectives. They must be rooted out, disciplined, fired!
“Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.” ~ Henry Steele Commager
Valuing the Truth
I understand you, I really do. But if you are to excel as a leader you must develop a taste for high quality. sometimes unpalatable, knowledge about the “State of the nation.”
You need to discern clearly between corrosive people and other people who simply don’t see it your way, but are nonetheless well-meaning and really want the organisation to succeed.
These are the “Benign Subversives.”
As a leader, you should embrace them as important allies, uncomfortable as it may be at first!
Recognizing the Benign Subversives
How can you recognise…
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