Toxic Leadership

Baffling

toxic

The following story is baffling:

http://www.armytimes.com/article/20141027/NEWS/310270052/Suspended-helicopter-unit-leaders-return-report-recommended-they-fired

Leadership is an honor…. privilege and earned ….not an entitlement.

It appears the Battalion Commander was unfortunately trying to forcefully lead the battalion. A Lt. Col. certainly has learned or should have learned sound leadership skills.

Since the Fort Carson Commanding General is the immediate superior….I would expect that the Lt. Col will be called into his office for a chat. If I were in his position….I would very clearly state….”this story embarrasses “my army”….lead correctly or we will find another position for you”. Several years ago,  the same type of toxic situation occurred on the USS Cowpens….eventually the Captain was relieved of command.

A suggestion for the Lt.Col.: Read Mike Abrashoff’s –  “It’s Your ship” & It’s Our Ship”.

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