The first type - Deliver on commitments - financial and otherwise and shares the organizations values. "His or her future is a easy call: onwards and upwards"
The second type - does not meet commitments and does not share the companies Values. "Not as pleasant a call but equally easy"
The third type - misses commitments but shares the values. "He or she should get a second chance, possibly in a different environment"
The Forth type - delivers on commitments but does not subscribe to the organizations values. This type of manager is the most difficult to deal with.
This is the individual who typically forces performance out of people rather than inspires it. The autocrat, the big shot, the tyrant. Too often people look the other way. Senior leaders tend to stick there heads in the sand and hope that things will change. Tolerated these type 4 managers because "they always deliver" - at least in the short term.
Perhaps this type of manager is more accepted in easier times, but in an environment where we must have every good idea from every man and woman in the organization, we cannot afford management styles that suppress and intimidate.
Weather a organization can convince and help these managers to change - recognizing how difficult that can be - or part company with them if they cannot - will b ethe ultimate test of the organization....