Curious about the article’s title I began reading with great interest. Well, the title of the article reads Charles Barkley blames Michael Jordan’s woes in Charlotte on M.J.’s yes-men By Kelly Dwyer | Ball Don't Lie
The point I am making here is not to blame Michael Jordan or his alleged yes-men, even if the point of the Yahoo article seemed to blame the yes-men in Jordan’s camp. On the contrary, the issue I like to raise here is leadership.
In leadership, there are 'yes-men' or 'yes-followers' and there are some leaders who want only yes-followers because they are not secure enough to empower others. Yet, the issue I like to raise is not to blame the yes-followers but to blame leadership who wants yes-men on their team.
After reading the article, leadership has dawned on me. One of the reasons leaders failed in making a greater impact is because they want yes-men on their team. I have watched leaders in the past who want only yes-followers, yes-men who never disagree with the leadership.
Whenever followers begin to raise their head and question leadership authority, leaders feel threatened. Instead of being grateful, some leaders think that those who raise questions the most are carnal and proud. I would love to have people on my team who knows how to think for themselves and not simply follow orders.