To lead, you need to follow
He worked for the firm for several years. He was sharp, hard-working and an inspiring leader. His team members were challenged to bring their best for him and our company, and they did a great job under him.
His fatal flaw: he couldn’t work well alongside and under other leaders. He created and fostered an “us-vs-them” mentality. After a while, despite his great strengths, his liabilities became too great. He was pulling a different direction than the rest of the leadership team, and it was causing increasing division within the company.
Unfortunately, he had to go. His loss. And our company’s.