How Leaders Manage

abraham lincoln quotes

Johnathan was a very smart man. When his coworkers had a problem or grievance, they would go to him to render his advice even though he had no authority over them and worked side by side with them every day. Not only was he smart, he was a hard worker. He worked for a purpose. He wanted to be the leader of his section of the organization.

For years he watched his manager take advantage of him and his coworkers. He would exploit and manipulate people for his personal benefit. He would do things such as make all his people work extra hours and do extra jobs without doing the same himself so he would get his personal bonuses without rewarding or recognizing anyone else. He knew his manager was wrong and had frequent conversations with his coworkers over lunch and breaks about the injustice.  He promised himself and those…

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