Who Wants to be Lead?

“You can’t lead people who don’t want to be lead,” was quoted about Chief Justice John Roberts on NPR. I was reminded of a young non-profit leader struggling with some of the staff he inherited from a predecessor who had a hands off style and tended to hire lone wolves. My young client is a natural collaborative leader who was beating himself up because these staff members have been so resistant to working as a team. He is beginning to learn the truth of this NPR quote, and is about to launch a deep look at the organization’s values, along with creating an intentional culture. Every staff member will be welcomed to be part of this process, which will be designed to appeal to people with a variety of work and personality styles. He hopes that the power of the team will bring the lone wolves into the pack.