If I were to sit down at a coffee shop with leadership gurus John C. Maxwell, Ken Blanchard, and Simon Sinek
–who have collectively sold a gazillion best-selling leadership books
–and ask them this question, do you know what they would tell me?
Gentlemen, give me the bottom line, once and for all: What’s the real reason people quit their managers, exactly?
I imagine Ken and John chuckling over their lattes before answering, as they’ve probably been asked this question an equal gazillion of times, since this is what they have written about over four decades. Sinek, the newer kid on the block, will probably give you that confident smirk under his spectacles, not say anything, and lift up a copy of Leaders Eat Last in his hand.