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HR Strange But True - Study Identifies 12 Characteristics of Really Bad Bosses

HR Strange But True - Study Identifies 12 Characteristics of Really Bad Bosses | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it

“When people were asked to chronicle their worst boss, they either cited lack of character or competency,” said Longenecker. “When we teach leadership, we now focus on character and competency. The list of bad traits leans very heavily towards character issues.”


Via AlGonzalezinfo
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We've all got a list, what's on yours?

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:00 PM

from the article:

 

Here are Longenecker’s 12 characteristics of really bad bosses:

~Are arrogant, prideful, inflexible, and always right.

~Are unprincipled, untrustworthy, misrepresent the truth, and lie.

~Fail to create clear direction and clarify performance expectations.

~Are ineffective at providing effective performance feedback and recognition.

~Are really bad communicators.

~Are erratic and have unpredictable behavior and moods.

~Take credit and avoid blame.

~Do not plan effectively and are crisis driven.

~Do not develop their people or help them get ahead.

~Do not solve problems or improve processes.

~Are technically incompetent and lack talent.

~Make unwise, ill-informed, and ineffective decisions.

David Hain's curator insight, March 5, 2013 1:58 AM

Good list - easy to do a self-evaluation (honest of course) or even better, a 360.

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The Effect of Personalities and Team Dynamics on Team Performance

The Effect of Personalities and Team Dynamics on Team Performance | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Project management is mostly about people coming together to manage a projects; therefore, understanding team dynamic is crucial for project success.

Via Richard Andrews, Fabrice De Zanet, David Hain
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A model that never gets old!

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, March 6, 2013 1:04 AM

Project management is mostly about people coming together to manage a projects; therefore, understanding team dynamic is crucial for project success.

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Is the Government ignoring the first amendment? Are we headed to internet over regulation?

Is the Government ignoring the first amendment? Are we headed to internet over regulation? | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
What do people doing the Harlem Shake on a plane and Joan Rivers have in common? A concern that the Government is ignoring the first amendment and we could be headed to over regulation of the internet.
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In business and in governing - balance not BS! Lighten up!

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Top 10 Inspirational Entrepreneurship Quotes

Top 10 Inspirational Entrepreneurship Quotes | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Amid the rigors of launching a business, feeling drained or tapped out can happen to the best of us. Here are a few inspiring lines, sure to drive a spark...
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What are yours?

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The Incubator Bringing Washington D.C.'s Entrepreneurs Together

The Incubator Bringing Washington D.C.'s Entrepreneurs Together | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
1776 Washington D.C.'s is 15,000-square-foot 'incubation platform' that includes an accelerator and co-working space.
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Looking forward to what the opening brings my local region! 

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From venture capital to hiring, entrepreneurs discuss their challenges

From venture capital to hiring, entrepreneurs discuss their challenges | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Every new business has challenges. Meet five entrepreneurs who are grappling with them right now.
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What can you learn?

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The No. 1 Productivity Killer

The No. 1 Productivity Killer | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
What is the one thing that distracts our smartest people, adds no benefit to business, and makes us less competitive?
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Is your business suffering due to government?

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Is Your Terrible Culture Killing Your Business? - Forbes

Is Your Terrible Culture Killing Your Business? - Forbes | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
I recently reached out to an executive who operates a pediatric practice to learn how he manages his company culture.
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Are you an exemplary model of a remarkable leader who “gets it” on this critical front?

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How to Break Out of the 'Female Entrepreneur' Trap

How to Break Out of the 'Female Entrepreneur' Trap | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Want to succeed as a female founder? Quit talking about being a female founder.
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Are you trapped? 

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Do NFL Teams Ask Unlawful Questions Of Potential Players?

Do NFL Teams Ask Unlawful Questions Of Potential Players? | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Like many college seniors looking for a job after college, potential NFL draft picks are often subjected to a series of questions in their interviews with teams about everything from how they solve problems to about any questionable marks on their...
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What is relevant to performance and appropriate to ask? 

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Marissa Mayer: I Don't Think That I Would Consider Myself A Feminist

Marissa Mayer: I Don't Think That I Would Consider Myself A Feminist | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
For a moment on Thursday, watchers of the fallout of Marissa Mayer's announcement of the change in Yahoo's work from home policy were briefly distracted by the CEO's take on feminism.
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"For me work is fun and fun is work. I work a lot. I work really hard. I still am able to do some cultural things and things that are fun outside of work. But interestingly, those things for me, more often than not, have connections back to work."

Oh...so since it works for her it should for everyone else?


Per our thoughts on the new policy: http://goo.gl/RZ6Up ;

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Seth Godin on Dealing With Critics and Rejection

Seth Godin on Dealing With Critics and Rejection | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The popular marketing guru on how to deal with rejection and still unlock your ability to do amazing things.
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Contrary to popular belief, your business is not "just business," it's personal. I'm not saying anything that you're not already feeling or thinking, am I? 

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What’s the Real Reason? 3 Reasons Why Yahoo's! Telecommuting Policy is a Bad Idea

What’s the Real Reason? 3 Reasons Why Yahoo's! Telecommuting Policy is a Bad Idea | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer announced that employees telecommuting is no longer allowed. The decision just deflects from larger organizational issues at Yahoo!
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Does your organization have a telecommuting policy?
What has the impact on flexible work arrangements been in your organization?
Has employee engagement increased or decreased?
Does your performance management process account for telecommuting?

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Things don’t build culture, people do...

Things don’t build culture, people do... | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it

Don’t get me wrong, I still believe that we should still be investing in “things” such as technology to put into the hands of our students as they can give us some transformational opportunities for learning, but our best investment, in any organization, is always people.


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People...without them your organization doesn't exist.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 5, 2013 1:46 AM

Check also:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, May 23, 2013 9:04 PM

This fits with my last Tweet: 

@DClaphamK12: Good article, we all should be viewing Professional Learning as our best return on an investment.
http://t.co/pOtPlsoWfF



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The Companies With The Biggest Jumps In Employee Happiness - The Companies With The Biggest Jumps In Employee Happiness - Forbes

The Companies With The Biggest Jumps In Employee Happiness - The Companies With The Biggest Jumps In Employee Happiness - Forbes | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Fat paychecks, light workloads, and countless vacation days don’t necessarily produce happy employees.
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Nice to see my former employer on list, as well as some companies I do business with, always a plus.

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Tolero Feel Good Friday Quote: 3-1-13 - Tolero Solutions

Tolero Feel Good Friday Quote: 3-1-13 - Tolero Solutions | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it

For weekly tips and quotes follow us on Facebook and Twitter! 

https://www.facebook.com/ToleroSolutions

https://twitter.com/SSpanTolero

 

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Happy Friday!

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5 Hiring Best Practices That Set The Bar For Success

5 Hiring Best Practices That Set The Bar For Success | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
In three years, Mixpanel has grown from two cofounders who just graduated YC with a great idea to a team of 20 people analyzing more than 10+ billion actions every month with 800+ paying customers. Along the way we’ve learned a few things.
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Good advice - we are big fans of #3!

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Richard Branson on How to Train Your Employees

Richard Branson on How to Train Your Employees | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The billionaire entrepreneur on how to help your staff grow their careers and stay passionate about your business.
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When a company is small (just 30 people), what's the best way to train new staff and help them to remain passionate about their work?

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To Develop Talent, You Need a System

To Develop Talent, You Need a System | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Alison Mowbray, Olympic rower, explains why managers need to be methodical about their talent pipeline....
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What's your system?

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Who Is the Typical Entrepreneur? Not the Mark Zuckerbergs of the World

Who Is the Typical Entrepreneur? Not the Mark Zuckerbergs of the World | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
A new survey provides a detailed picture of what kinds of people are starting companies.
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Who pops to mind and why?

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‘Hacking Your Education’: Build your future on your own terms

‘Hacking Your Education’: Build your future on your own terms | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Dale J. Stephens left conventional school behind at age 12 and has been part of the DIY education movement ever since. In "Hacking Your Education," Stephens shows you how to save time and money while still learning everything you need.
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Not your parents style of education anymore...some well argued points!

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The 3 Leadership Behaviors That Make Your Employees Feel Fulfilled

The 3 Leadership Behaviors That Make Your Employees Feel Fulfilled | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The secrets to motivating and inspiring your employees aren't as difficult as you think.
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Are you making them feel fulfilled?

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Small Business to Uncle Sam: Here's the Help We Need

Small Business to Uncle Sam: Here's the Help We Need | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The so-called skills gap has turned hiring into an increasingly tough challenge. But according to a PayScale survey, businesses aren't interested in one of the biggest solutions on the table.
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The talent war is officially on: In 2013, finding--and keeping--highly skilled employees will be one of the biggest challenges for businesses.

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Will J.C. Penney Survive?

Will J.C. Penney Survive? | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Only if CEO Ron Johnson pulls back even further from his "no sales" strategy.
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My honest opinion...no...not the way they're going. Good update to our article on Penney's and managing change: http://goo.gl/7xfVu  ;

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The Strange Behavioral Logic of the Sequester Stalemate

The Strange Behavioral Logic of the Sequester Stalemate | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
How behavioral science helps explain the U.S. budget debacle.
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As a behavioral scientist, organizational development practitioner and DC local...thought this a good viewpoint.

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