Manager Dysfunction

Dysfunction can be many things. Where do your dysfunctions lie? On the surface, dysfunction can involve how you present yourself to others, communication with your team, your outward moods and mannerisms. Going deeper, dysfunction can involve inner discontent, personal “baggage” you inappropriately bring into your work, impaired functioning of some manner. Leadership is personal. You cannot leave yourself behind as you perform your work; you bring who you are along with you. Awareness of your dysfunctions allows you to sharpen your skills and effectiveness. So many of the troubles in our workplaces result from manager dysfunction. Heed the maxim, “know thyself” and you will be better for it.