“Leading in America has never been easy. But now it is more difficult than ever – not only because we have too many bad leaders, but because we have too many bad followers. Many of us don’t vote at all, or vote along strict or even extreme ideological lines, making it hard for political leaders to do what they must – to collaborate to compromise. And many of us are too timid, too alienated, and/or, too disorganized to speak up and speak out, making it easy for corporate leaders to do what they want – to do what’s best for them and their bank accounts. Whatever it is that ails us, in other words, it not only about those at the top falling down on the job, but also about those in the middle and at the bottom falling down on theirs.” (Kellerman, 2012, p. 123)
Kellerman, B. (2012). The end of leadership. New York: Harper Business.