people; lack of
strategic alignment; people don't know where
the organization is going and what it is trying to achieve
in the future.
leadership style on the part of management is either too
directive or too hands-off;
managers do not
they just administrate and micromanage; weak
12 Major Causes of Failure in Leadership
corporate culture does not
employees are not
blame culture; focus on problems, not opportunities;
people don't have fun at work;
is not celebrated;
are not tolerated;
people lose confidence in their leaders and systems.
Inspiring Culture: 5 Pillars
organizational structures with too many layers;
high boundaries between management layers; slow
too close monitoring of things and
subordinates; too many tools and documents discouraging
creative thinking; bureaucracy is tolerated.
employees are not
people do not feel
their contributions make a difference; management
engage the organization effectively; people work defensively
and not creatively, they do their job, and nothing more.
people have no clue of the big picture and do not feel that
their contributions are important;
too much uncertainty; people
don't know what top-managers are thinking and planning.
functional mindset; lack
of cross-functional goals and cross-functional collaboration spirit;
enterprise-wide business process management; no
committees; lack of or powerless
Poor Cross-functional Collaboration:
no organizational commitment to
team culture; lack of shared and
worthwhile goals; weak team leaders; team members who don't want to play
as part of a
team are tolerated; teams are too large; lack of shared
cross-pollination of ideas is not facilitated;
management strategies and systems;
"not invented here" syndrome.
Idea and Knowledge Management: