In this edition of Leadership Guide Magazine we continue to explore the vitally important topic of ethical effective leadership on the job by examining the exciting deveopments at the nationally recognized aluminum recycling company the Smelter Service Corporation where the introduction of self-directed leadership teams have resulted in significant improvements in quality and productivity.
Dr. William Schultz, a noted psychologist who developed “truth-in-management strategies” at Proctor and Gamble and NASA, believes the key to productivity is “how well people work together and that nothing increases compatibility like mutual trust and honesty." This is exactly what happened at the Smelter Service Corporation when they made the transition from having a benevolent dictator style of leadership to one based on self-directed teams.
Recently, our Editor Linda Hatcher had the opportunity to spend several hours interviewing the Chairman and CEO of Smelter and several of his team members. What Linda found is detailed in the following featured articles:
- "From Benevolent Dictator to Treetop Leader of Self-Directed Teams - the Journey of an Ethical CEO."
- Self-Directed Leadership Teams at the Smelter Service Corporation
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