It’s been an interesting year and a half here at MCAP. I’ve built a loyal and happy team, or at least I’d like to think so. It’s an odd feeling to leave the people that you’ve come to consider as friends over time. But that is not what this post is about, this is about group behaviour.
It seems to me that my team is reacting to my departure in a similar fashion to a herd of gazelles that had a lioness come into their midst. Some panic and seem to scramble, afraid of what might come and fearing that the end is near. Others band together and wait for the dust to settle, knowing that life will go on. People are interesting, once you’ve led enough and seen some of the varied personalities, you can start to predict what their going to do.
A new leader has come in to replace me temporarily. He’s very outgoing and seems to want to hit the ground running. I think his approach is flawed, but I don’t really care. I’m going to spend my last couple of weeks here watching and learning. My next post on the subject will hopefully be more insightful.