Key principle of a leader

Key Principle of a Leader #5: Nobody should put spokes in your wheels

Any sort of backbiting in the organization has to be out of the question – this principle becomes more and more important the bigger the organization is. Teams have to have a good ethic and commitment to reaching the goal. It requires clear and understandable assignments, and also mutual trust and respect.

We use the word “backbiters” to refer to those who don’t dare express their opinions and ideas openly but do so covertly, while talking ill about how others see it. If you find someone like that on your team, they should be reassigned quickly. Some people who backbite deliberately and others do it without realizing – neither are cut out for the organization.

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Peeter Tohver

Every thought in Peeter’s head is backed up by practical experience. He has managed teams and companies all over Estonia as well as in Russia and elsewhere in Eastern Europe, both on long-term contracts and drafted in to resolve specific issues. His name has been attached to Tallinna Kaubamaja, Falck, G4S, the Transport Department of the City of Moscow, Talleks and more. In his work he is every inch the rock-steady manager and inspiring leader.