I don’t know if it’s fair to call Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell a bust when he still plays for the worst organization in the NFL, but the Oakland Raiders bust-to-be has a unique style of leadership. It’s one that, in my day, I’ve seen emulated in the corporate world. From the National Football Post, emphasis added:
The work ethic of quarterback JaMarcus Russell is still being questioned by many who have worked with him in the past and are working with him now. After he issued a call to his teammates to practice and finish the OTA days strong, he then disappeared and was AWOL on the last day.
Nothing’s more irritating in a workplace setting than that guy. It’s the person that does all the rah-rah talk and gets into everyone else’s business and then neglects his or her own house, usually with some ridiculous excuse like, “I thought this was due next week,” or “My kid was hit by a bus and I have to take him to the emergency room.” Some people just aren’t team players.