The result of this is a business that is run to the ceiling of the owner's leadership skills. And if that intelligence does not compute that they must change, grow and learn about being an effective leader OR they realize they need to hire an appropriate leader...the business will remain at that ceiling and will eventually falter.
I see it all day long with my management consulting. What I find interesting is when businesses grow and prosper even when the leadership style is corrupt. I believe we can attribute that to just good old plain businesses sense. Then there are the people that do the right thing (ie the Golden Rule), and their businesses seem to prosper greatly over the long haul. And finally there is the person who goes off the deep end and talks all about having Christian faith, goes into debt “on faith” and does all sorts of crazy things in the name a faith and the business dies…a terrible leadership style.
A mouthful and brainful.
Guest Post by Jimmy DeGroot