I am at the Mid-Year point and I am a new manager leading a team of 60 or so. This team is led by 7 managers who our my directs. I have held off on negative feedback as I establish trust via O3s. As we hit the mid year, I want to approach some negative leaning feedback with a couple of the managers.
I have a couple of stubborn managers. They appear to prefer to do their own thing exclusive of the organizations direction. Any direction provided can regularly be met with a challenge, or push back. In their defense, its due to the past manager and his lack of direction and guidance. They have learned to act on their own due to past lack of guidance. They are running the team collectively with no alignment to the organization. As I work to align guidance, some have a stubborn way and its hard to get them to bend on their approach. I have a lot to work here, but for now, I believe their is a podcast defining the need for a little bend and flexibility to be successful as a manager. This is one point I want to talk on. I cant find it, any help?