What is the main issue here? While the company exists with the primary objective of serving shareholders and give them a good return on their investment, the Bakery Union existed with the objective of maximizing the salary and benefits of the workers. That is an impossible situation for the leader of this company. Sooner or later someone is going to lose big; either the shareholders as the company operates uncompetitively, or the members of the union as they lose their jobs.
Bob's Gutsy Leadership Blog
Archive for December, 2012
The psychologists define a narcissist as a person with a personality disorder in which the individual is excessively preoccupied with issues of personal superiority, power, prestige and vanity. Let me give you an example which the New York Times described recently that may fit this description.
A wise man once said that it is the followers, not the leader, that determines if the leader is successful. If the followers do not trust or they lack confidence in the leader, they will not be inspired. To be successful you have to convince your followers, not yourself or your superiors, that you are worthy of being followed.
Unfortunately, what it takes today is not only great hardware, but also great software and relationships with entirely different industries like telco operators, the music and film industries, internet tool developers, etc.