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To lead, you need to follow

He worked for the firm for several years.  He was sharp, hard-working and an inspiring leader.  His team members were challenged to bring their best for him and our company, and they did a great job under him.


His fatal flaw: he couldn’t work well alongside and under other leaders.  He created and fostered an “us-vs-them” mentality.  After a while, despite his great strengths, his liabilities became too great.  He was pulling a different direction than the rest of the leadership team, and it was causing increasing division within the company.


Unfortunately, he had to go.  His loss.  And our company’s.