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Does the Younger Generation Think We are the Idiots?
We have all had an idiot for a boss at some point in our lives. For some of us that pain is a present reality and for others it is a painful memory. And, for others the experience is yet to come. And if you ask the younger workers today, the disease is more prevalent in the workplace than we like to admit. The new worker of today’s high-technology work force seems to resist being led by many of the traditional, short-term focused managers and supervisors in the workplace today.

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Zero Tolerance Means Zero Leadership

By John Grubbs


We have all heard the horror stories regarding zero tolerance policies in the past.  Stories about a teenager being expelled for having a Tylenol in her purse or a five year old removed from the classroom for bringing a toy gun to school are recent examples that have generated buzz in the press.  Most of us laugh at the ridiculousness of such examples and consider them to be the exception rather than the rule for today’s society.  Why do such policies exist and what purpose do these extreme measures provide the organization?  Do such extreme positions provide any benefit?  How does such a policy reflect on the leadership within these organizations?  And finally, what might be the cost for an organization that must act upon the violation of such a policy?

Zero tolerance can be commonly defined as the policy of applying laws or penalties to even minor infringements of a code in order to reinforce its overall importance and enhance deterrence.  This can seem to be an optimal approach to controlling behavior at first glance.  However, when we look at the implications of such a policy, the actual end-result often leaves much to be desired from a leadership point of view. 

The attempt to prevent negative behavior in some team members by the threat of sever punishment is similar to “making an example of one person” in order to scare others into compliance. 

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