Darling’s Revenge on Gordon – Lessons for You

Sep 2011

Gordon Brown the ex PM ran “a brutal regime” according to Alistair Darling in his new book ” Back from the Brink”.

A manager with “appalling behaviour” an “air of permanent crisis and chaos” and a boss who vented his rage by hurling objects around the room. This is familiar to business leaders who cope with those in positions of authority who are driven by a hunger for power and control, yet seriously lacking in empathy, or leadership qualities.

What do you do when you have someone as dysfunctional as this in your firm? Stop them before they ruin too many lives and create a culture of fear, intimidation and bullying.

Look again at your own upcoming leaders, get unattributable 360 feedback from those who work for them. What are they really like? Coach them to develop healthy behaviours early before they go toxic. If they are unable to change, then get them out fast.

Good luck. It is worth the effort

warm regards

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