In recent weeks I have seen several instances, one right after the other, where someone who is a very competent and conscientious manager was getting knocked around by his or her Board. These managers were all in a reactive mode, feeling victimized by their Boards. They did not seem to realize that, even though they may not be cut out for it, they could still act like leaders and take charge of their situations.
A few people are fortunate enough to have been born leaders, genetically programmed for it. The rest of us have the choice of remaining trapped by our manager genes or rising above them by an act of will and becoming leaders.Read More