Good leaders make us mad.
Bad leaders make us mad, too.
What’s the difference?
A bad leader makes us made at him or her. We get mad about how they treat us, questionable ethics, bullheadedness, going the wrong direction and a plethora of other reasons. They make us mad because they aren’t good leaders.
Good leaders make us mad about the right things; about things we should be mad about.
Good leaders make us mad at problems–mad enough to solve them.
Good leaders make us mad at bad situations and circumstances that we can make better or change.
Good leaders make us made about inferior outcomes so that they won’t happen again.
Good leaders make us mad about injustice we’ve become comfortable with so that we’ll permit it no longer.
Good leaders make us mad at ourselves sometimes, because they show us by example that we could do better and be better people.
Who have you made mad lately?