Hypocrite is a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie or contradict his or her public statements. Young people these days can see through their manager’s agendas very easily. In the ‘old’ days people were benevolent, loyal and wanted to be associated with companies for a long time. These days it’s all about personal development and progress of “i” brand. If they don’t Trust the leader, their performance is not going to be exceptional.
In this rat race, we have a leader who contradicts his beliefs for popularity becomes a management problem. If you publicly announce an incentive scheme, don’t change it to suit the ‘yes men’ who surround you. Once a unit achieves what was a difficult target don’t belittle the effort, because your unit could not do well. The job of people who are used to excuses is to find an excuse for not achieving a goal. But, they don’t stop with that, they go on to point out why it was easy for the team that achieved their goal to do so.
May be Nelson Mandela knew of these pandits and said; “It always seems impossible until its done.” So what do these people say normally? “your target was easy because of…..whereas I could not achieve my target because of…..” is the usual tune. To govern people to exceed performance;
# Before you expect someone to help you, you need to help them.
# Be the most passionate person and inculcate positivism in your teams.
# Do what you say and say what you do.
# Know more about your company before asking others to do things you don’t know about.
# Recognize exceptional performers before recognizing the mediocre.