It’s a pretty common phenomenon for new leaders to turnover most, if not all, of their team when they take over. It happens all the time! It’s a primary reason while you’ll see senior leadership take way too long to change out an ineffective leader – the fallout sucks. Let’s take a look at how most leaders take a position. It usually happens one of two ways: Promotion or Termination- old leader gets promoted up or gets canned – organization finds new leader (internally or externally) to come in and takeover. Either way, the team has a new leader. Now, 99.9% of the time, this next thing happens: Change! New leader comes in and feels pressure to make a difference, to do better – so they make change. Then, this happens – Crappy Communication! Most leaders are not equipped or trained at how to communicate as a new leader, and don’t negotiate with their team on how the team likes communication – so they fail at this part.
Read the whole post over at The Tim Sacektt Project (an FOT contributor blog).