It’s good to work with a boss who cares. As with most things in life, too much of a good thing can cause problems. Compassion in a work team leader is a desirable trait, but leaders who care overly much tend to avoid critical decision-making and stunt their employees’ growth.
It’s an issue of understanding the boundaries between leaders and employees, and releasing control, as I explain in this month’s contribution for Smartblog on Leadership. The post, titled The downside of leaders who care too much, explores how leaders sometimes fail to relinquish “control” of the outcomes of difficult situations with their employees.
Go on over and check it out and let me know what you think.