Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Mindset of Genius-Makers

What makes working for some leaders tough but worth it, while others are simply tough and disagreeable? I’ve been reading up on the mindset of leaders who are genius-makers. In the book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter (HarperBusiness, 2010), authors Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown interviewed and assessed more than 150 leaders […]
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Genius-Makers: How Smart Leaders Multiply Performance

Smart leaders know how to bring out the best in their people. They multiply performance, producing more with less. In the book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter (HarperBusiness, 2010), authors Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown interviewed and assessed more than 150 leaders on managerial practices. Their research sheds light on the important […]
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Would You Prefer to Work for a Genius
…or a Genius-Maker?

Is your boss a genius? As often as that can be a pleasant experience, it can cause disengagement in people. It all depends on if your leader focuses on being the smartest person in the room, or if he or she strives to bring out the genius in others. Some corporations have made hiring the […]
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10 More Bad Habits You Could Stop Doing Right Now

How aware are you of the way you come across to others in a conversation? I think most of us aren’t all that aware of how the little things we say can build or crumble trust. And I believe that with a little awareness we can stop ourselves from these habits of communications without a […]
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Bad Leadership Habits: S/He’s Full of Flaws, I’m Not

If I were to ask you what your boss’s bad habits are, what would you say? Why is it that it’s so easy to spot bad habits in others while we continue to think our own are fine? Worse, we don’t even see in ourselves what’s so glaringly apparent in other people. Especially when it […]
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Bad Leadership Habits: 5 Things Leaders Could (and Should) Stop Doing

I’ve been writing about bad leadership habits, and making lists of things that would be easy to stop doing. (See my previous post here.) What kinds of things could you stop doing, that would make you more effective as a person and as a business leader? Quite often bad leadership can be immediately improved by […]
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Bad Leadership: 10 Things to Stop Doing Right Now

What kinds of things could you stop doing, that would make you more effective as a person and as a business leader? Quite often bad leadership can be immediately improved by simply stopping bad communication habits. “We spend a lot of time teaching leaders what to do. We don’t spend enough time teaching leaders what […]
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Bad Leaders: How to Become More Trustworthy

How do leaders become more trustworthy? I’ve been reflecting on Barbara Kellerman’s book The End of Leadership. Everyone has at one time in their career had to endure a truly bad boss. What can we be aware of to ensure we don’t fall into the trap of becoming an untrustworthy bad leader ourselves? Leaders can […]
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Bad Leadership: Are Followers to Blame?

Are we flawed as followers? Is bad leadership partly due to people who follow blindly along without questioning, without being  engaged enough to care? Could employees have done anything to stop or at least slow the financial debacle of 2008? With so many corporate leaders in disrepute, what can be done about bad leadership? Perhaps […]
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