Avoiding the Lone Wolf Syndrome

Cultivating Leadership

lone wolf “I’ve got this,” she said. “I don’t need any help. We’re good.” Some leaders don’t accept assistance as they think it’s their job to do everything. They see seeking help is a sign of weakness, an admission of fallibility. These leaders often avoid addressing festering problems since admitting their existence implies they are less than perfect.  They work on their own and exclude available support services such as change management consultants, learning and development professionals and coaching experts.

People problems and cultural shifts are often messy and require different strategies and tools from those used in day-to-day management. Some leaders think they can do it all on their own since they are very successful in a particular domain. However, being good at a technical skill doesn’t mean you know everything. It’s great to leverage your skills, something I highly recommend as an approach, and that doesn’t imply you don’t utilize…

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