Tammy K Rogers
Ground Hog Day Leaders
The movie “Groundhog Day” seems to be reality for many people. New day — same story.
Go to work.
Do the same job that you’ve done for 5, 10, 20 years.
Go to bed.
If that’s really how someone chooses to live their life — they’re not growing. They’re not dreaming. They’re not expanding their world. And they don’t have anything to look forward to. No wonder anti-depressants are prescribed more than any other class of medication.
Unfortunately we see Groundhog LEADERS inside a lot of organizations including multi-national’s, family-based businesses and non-profits. Groundhog Leaders snuff out hope and encourage apathy. They create a culture of pessimism. And they blame their lack of success on the economy or the competition or anything else handy – that way they don’t have to face the reality they’ve created in the mirror.
We’ve spotted Groundhog Leaders:
· Holding Monday meetings -- every Monday -- even though there is nothing discuss.
· Continuing to distribute reports – that no one reads or understands.
· Killing innovation with the phrase “that’s the way it’s always been done.”
· Pretending that there is no need to change – even as the organization falls apart.
How are YOUR Groundhog Leaders behaving?
What do you wish they were doing instead?