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Leadership Triangle

Oct 19, 2005
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Lately, I’ve repeatedly had to remind myself of a concept that I learned a long time ago – it’s called the Leadership Triangle.  The idea is that the higher up you go in leadership, the less "rights" you have. 

a.k.a. The higher your "position", role, etc… the less rights a person has to react, respond, say and do stupid things. 

And sometimes………..that rule just really sucks.


3 Responses to “Leadership Triangle”

  1. angie says:

    Uh oh! What did you do????

  2. Scott Harris says:

    Isn’t that the truth! Seems like every bridge you cross in your leadership you lose a little more “freedom” over the edge.
    Scott, love your blog! I’ve been looking at it for a month now. Great job.
    Scott

  3. We still have the right to say and be stupid, it’s just that those dang ramifications get bigger and wider. Sort of the “long tail” of stupid for leaders.
    I guess it’s better than the alternative, though – saying and doing whatever we want whenever we want – but not leading anyone well or at all.
    Actually, I think we can still goof up, but the relational/emotional bank acount we have with people determines how much and how often we can get by with it…
    But your right. It does bite, sometimes. :)

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