I know a wonderful new CEO who doesn't trust any of her team members and controls everything - or at least tries to - and in so doing has insulted and pissed off those who would serve her well.
Every leader needs to find complimentary executives that she can rely on so she can let go having to handle everything. If the leader is someone who excels at the externals as does this woman - she is a great connector and communicator, well liked by all. But, she is scattered, disorganized, and forget to whom she's made assignments.
Leaders typically balance strengths and weaknesses by having VPs of Administration, Operations, P)roject Management, Fund-Raising, Marketing, Sales, etc......
But you need to pick them well, make sure they are loyal to you, and trust them.
Labels: CEOs, leadership, trust