Taking care of your subordinates

July 22, 2008 6:03pm CST
Leaders/supervisors must learn that in their position, they must take care of their subordinates even if it means going against someone of equal or higher rank. This is not always the case and, being in the military, I have seen where leaders failing to do this have lost all the respect from their subordinates. Meanwhile, if the leader does take care of their subordinates, then when the leader must make an unpopular decision, his subordinates will support him because they respect him. Too bad not all leaders are really leaders.
1 response
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
23 Jul 08
Hi! You are right about that but in our reality in this world people live just to survive and survive just to live. I think those leaders that you have mentioned are just thinking about their own families and their own lives that even if they dont want to do something and its actually against their beliefs they still have to do it and just turn a blind eye about it becuase they dont do it their own families will suffer. As for the taking care of subordinates thing, for me, its better to be friends with the subordinates and have an understanding that off hours they are friends but during work hours, he/she is the boss and they are employees or subordinates. Everything must also have a good relationship for the work place to be harmonious. Trust is a very important thing and it should be the only thing that should remain no matter what and even in whatever field, maybe be it in the military, business, friendships, or just life in general.