If you’re a child of the 70s and 80s – or you’ve got a fondness for retro cartoons – you’ll know exactly what I’m referring to. It’s the iconic and somewhat panicked request yelled by Dick Dastardly when he needs his trusty sidekick Muttley to save him.
We all want and deserve great leaders.
However, ‘great’ is often likened to ‘strong’ and that’s where leadership can go off track!
What’s wrong with ‘strong’ leadership?
Defining what a healthy workplace culture entails may seem like a straightforward task, but the truth is, workplace culture is complex; a rich tapestry woven from various aspects of a company’s operations. It encompasses policies, procedures, workforce diversity, inclusivity, and much more.
I remember watching Batman on TV in the 1970’s, gripped by the ending of each week’s instalment as Batman faced death defying situations, often relying on Robin or Alfred for support to survive them. This got me thinking about a misconception in business. Some people believe that the best leaders don’t need the same support systems at work as other employees.