In a recent consult with one of my career-coaching clients, she explained to me that an abrupt change in leadership had occurred.
After reviewing her résumé and discussing at length her leadership readiness, I asked why she had become increasingly pessimistic and negative about being able to achieve this goal. The new leader who had been put into place within the past few weeks had begun to take a toll across the organization.
They came in “ready to shake things up” and made the following announcements:
• “I was hired to do a job; I have no loyalty to any of you.”
• “Your department is broken beyond repair. Why do we need it?”
• “There is a reorganization on the horizon; do what you feel with that information.”
• “Your role may remain, or may not....