There were 55 slides, but here's the summary:
- Can you be sued?
- Can they win?
- Does it matter if I'm right?
- Who's fault is it?
I spent the time being sarcastic with a few of my fellow managers, making various paper airplanes out of the handouts, and punking one unfortunate individual who chose to be a good corporate citizen by locking his laptop while he went to the bathroom. Since he locked it to a rolling chair, I rolled it right out to just outside the bathroom.
All kidding aside, the two hours of training frustrated and disappointed me, because it was all around avoidance management -- not management by partnership, or management by doing the right thing.
Are there companies out there that encourage genuine leadership, and put accountability where it belongs?
What a broken culture we're building ...