Bad leadership an ‘inconvenient truth’

Failure to master skills to mitigate conflict detrimental to organizations
By Doug Williamson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/21/2011

The economic turmoil of the past few years has led to serious social disruption, rising financial uncertainty and enormous destruction in value in the global economy.

It would be hard to find a sector, country, household or organization that hasn’t been touched in a negative way by the economic meltdown. The loss of value in the stock market, housing market and employment market, and also in overall reduced industrial performance and productivity, are issues that make headlines.

But it’s odd no one wants to talk about the other way value has been eroded, even though its financial impact is arguably just as great — the loss of value through bad leadership and the failure of leaders to master the necessary skills for managing tension and discord within their business.