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Managing Your Quiet Boss

Have you ever tried to communicate with your boss and wondered if he or she has heard a word you said? Or cares? Ever had the courage to speak up… and had it go well? Managing your boss is not always easy, but they need your participation. Especially the quiet boss.
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Are You a Quiet Boss?

I’ve been writing about the pros and cons of a quiet boss. While there are many benefits in working for or employing a quiet boss, the uncertainties and challenges are costly. Fortunately, those who understand the quiet personality can help quiet bosses adopt more effective approaches.
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The Dangerous Dysfunction of a Quiet Boss

The quiet boss may see harmless in appearance, but look again: you’ll find indications of dangerous dysfunction. Ask anyone who has worked for a quiet boss.
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Pros and Cons of the Quiet Boss

Effective bosses know it’s sometimes best to leave people alone. When you ask frequent questions you interrupt people’s work. It’s annoying and ineffective. But bosses who are too hands-off create uncertainty and unanticipated challenges. I wrote about this in my last post, here. There are many pros and cons of the quiet boss.
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Longing for a Quiet Boss?
Be Careful What You Wish For…

Do you long for a quiet boss, one who’s thoughtful, reserved and capable of creating a peaceful culture? If you’re working for an ego-driven, obnoxious leader, you probably are. But be careful what you wish for: behind the deceptive façade, quiet leaders incite uncertainties and unanticipated challenges. I know, I’ve seen it happen all too often. […]
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5 Steps to Bring Out the Best in Teams

How can you be sure to bring out the best in people? If you’re on a team and responsible for results, you know how hard it can be to get everyone engaged and pulling in the right direction. Energy sprays every which way and then fades like Champagne bubbles. In my last post, I talked […]
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Leadership Purpose: Why Should Anyone
Be Led by You?

Let me ask you this: Have you identified your leadership purpose, and are you expressing it in every moment? Don’t worry if you haven’t, only about 20% of leaders say they have. From what I see when I’m coaching leaders in organizations, there is a deepening disenchantment with traditional-style management. People are increasingly suspicious of […]
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How Well Do You Listen?

How well do you listen? One of the biggest challenges leaders have is to listen well. There’s just so much on their minds it’s hard to be fully present. Yet if one doesn’t hear well, nothing can create bigger problems. (Photo by Danilo Rizzuti) Here’s an exercise to try to find out how well you […]
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Leadership Talk: Why Leadership Is Messy

Considering the challenges of top management teams it’s a wonder people still want to become leaders. Of course, along with promotion comes the salary, the perks and the prestige. Whenever I am coaching in organizations, I am privy to the challenges, the debates, the failures and the stress that goes along with leading people. Leadership […]
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