Liz Ryan lays out six things that real leaders don't do (although plenty of fake and fearful managers do these things every day). Is your manager a real leader or a fake and fearful one? How about you?
The best bosses I ever had were those who saw their job as making my job easier and more productive.
The CEO of a leadership development and training company offers tips on confronting and hopefully curbing the volatility with a toxic employee.
Here's an important insight. In a survey, 80 percent of respondents felt their organizations are somewhat or extremely tolerant of toxic employees. The survey also showed that only 40 percent of managers would get rid of a toxic employee.
Last week, a study published in the British medical journal the Lancet had an alarming warning for people who work more than 55 hours a week: They appear to have a 33 percent higher risk of stroke than those toiling a more sane 35 to 40 hours each...
We have an epidemic of "busyness" that saps creativity and honors workaholism. Are those extra hours really necessary, or are they just your egotistic belief that the enterprise won't prosper without you?
When you’ve got a team of stars, they’ll be best served by working under a quiet, introverted leader who respects their ideas and who is willing to let them shine.
Outgoing, open, and affable are traits often associated with effective leadership. Quiet leadership can also be a very effective way to influence others. On balance I'd say extraverts have the edge on leadership. Just because you have a preference for introversion, that doesn't mean that you can't act like an extravert. It takes more effort, but you can do it.
If you're not hiring or brewing toxic leaders, the next question you must answer is, “What do we do with a toxic leader who is already ‘dug in’?”
Coaching is certainly work a try. We owe it to toxic leaders to at least try to modify their behavior, but don't spend too much time and effort. If they don't respond, move them on to another endeavor.
A really good buddy of mine got me thinking about something he said one day: “Be a professional, this is the key to being a great person and great success.” […] The post On Leadership, Appearance and Being Professional appeared first on Linked 2...
I am continually amazed by the number of people who do not seem to grasp the importance of dressing professionally. There is a place for your individuality and expression, but if you want a job, clean yourself up and dress the part.
Kellogg Insight How to Handle a Bad Boss Kellogg Insight Of all the annoyances the workday can entail—that too-early alarm, rush hour traffic, late nights stuck at your desk on deadline—having a bad boss can be the most insidious.
I find it gratifying when focus turns to what we can do when we are dealt a bad hand in terms of immediate supervisors. You can't always control your boss, but you can control how you react to your boss.
When Gen. Stanley McCrystal took charge of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2003, he recognized that traditional tactics of warfare were failing in Iraq.
Learning goes both ways. Companies can learn from the military and the military can learn a great deal from companies. Beware overlaying a military template over nonmilitary organizations. Modification to context is often required.
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