HOW CAN ONE STRIVE TO BE A LEADER?
While passion for a job or profession and having meaningfulness at work are largely internal mechanisms, it turns out the business leader can facilitate this process for employees. In this episode, we consider the factors which make work meaningful, how leadership can destroy this and make work meaningless and finally the structures a business leader can put in place to facilitate work meaningfulness.
The movie version of 12 O’Clock High provided the inspiration for this podcast. In this episode, we consider the leadership lessons through the actions of General Frank Savage, who takes over the hard luck unit. Savage unpacks why the unit has such a reputation with a qualitative and quantitative root cause analysis still relevant today. We also discuss the General’s failure to engage in one of the most basic leadership exercises, succession planning.
In this episode, Richard Lummis and I consider some of the leadership failures from the ongoing fraudulent account scandal at Wells Fargo. We discuss the failures before senior management said they became aware of the scandal; the insufficient actions taken by the Bank, from the CEO to the Board after they became aware of the scandal; and the leadership failures after the fines and penalties were announced by the CFPB.