Leadership Mishap

From the Air Force Times:   https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/01/16/fired-1-star-blasted-for-unhealthy-command-climate-excessive-travel/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb-1-17&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

“During his two years as a leader in Air Combat Command, Brig. Gen. ______ repeatedly demeaned and micromanaged his staff and erupted at them when he felt they fell short, an inspector general investigation found.

He also traveled excessively ― once spending an entire month away from the office ― while matters requiring his attention and approval piled up in his absence, the Inspector General (IG) said.

And not even an attempted intervention from another one-star general could push the Brig. Gen. to address the morale problems threatening to sink his command, the IG found.”

Several issues:

  • Where was leadership training?
  • How did the BG get to this level?
  • Who was responsible above this level?

As seen in the past, this is not the first time for this sort of mishap….and won’t be the last.

As the illustration suggests: superb leaders work to make their people better….not the other way around.

And it also happens elsewhere (Ford Motor Co.) :   www.mlive.com/auto/index.ssf/2018/02/ford_ousts_top_exec_for_inappr.html


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