Melbourne Cricket Club President, Steven Smith, announced the following in the March 2016 newsletter:
"We’ll also be working with our hospitality partner, Epicure, to ensure an improved
level of service is provided throughout the stadium. It's an exciting project with a
number of initiatives planned and we will be looking to our members for regular
feedback after the project is rolled out."
Comment: Perfectionist leaders tend to be competent which is in line with their emotion
which also indicates they are both restrained and cautious.
Question: What is going to be more effective? Command and Control or Collaboration or Contribution?
This is a perfect example of a competent leader when a Level 5 leader would be way better. After 178 years, they suddenly think about service. All their claims to fame are
on attendance, honours lists and who won their golf tournament etc. etc.. They do not want to do anything rash and the President's personal fear of antagonism
dictates no details at all are provided, thereby avoiding the possibility of criticism. He wants feedback so he can say it's the members
who judge and not himself. He may well have some teamwork, yet no responsibility or 'can do spirit'.
Fact from March 26 game: Only one POS terminal in the Carvery and long queues yet Mr. Smith is wandering around with no tie and a pair of
casual slacks. This is just non leadership. Mr. Smith, you cannot dress like this if you are the leader!
It is simply not on if you think the MCC is a prestige organisation....
New Committee appointees, who were not elected, will not help either. Ms. Cannon is an Agent, who are terrible
leaders with an 'Appreciative' style, while Mr. Anderson is a Practitioner who, while 'Proficient' knows everything about everything and
makes simple tasks amazingly complex (e.g. how the AFL Tribunal 'works').
Another organisation primed and ready to leverage their reputation from concepts contained on this site.
Come on Stephen Gough, Creative pattern, give us a call, oh no you have retired!