Leadership Freak

A Closed Heart Can’t Be Led

A closed heart can’t be led. Anything you do or say that gives permission for people to open their hearts enhances your leadership. Feeling understood: Words that help people feel understood are more useful to leaders than threats, reasons, and explanations. A person who feels understood opens their heart to influence. (They still must believe … … Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (A Closed Heart Can’t Be [...]

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One Foolish Conversation And Three Keys to Skillful Conversation

One foolish conversation can pollute an entire team. If we understood the pervasive power of conversations, we’d open our mouths with greater care. We’ve all tried to make things better, only to make… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (One Foolish Conversation And Three Keys to Skillful [...]

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You Judge Others by the Stories You Tell Yourself About Them

The story you tell yourself feels true even when it’s false. We all judge. You help people be themselves when you judge them by who they are, not the story in your head.… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (You Judge Others by the Stories You Tell Yourself About [...]

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A Getting It Wrong Plan

I came across a pony-tailed biker-type guy with a long scruffy beard in a cigar shop. He was a retired union pipefitter that had traveled the country welding pipes in nuclear power plants.… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (A Getting It Wrong [...]

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Who to Encourage and Who to Kick in the Pants

Experienced leaders benefit most from tough feedback, as long as they’re committed to growth. Novices need encouraging feedback. Negative feedback: Suppose you’ve been working on running great meetings for years and you’re committed… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Who to Encourage and Who to Kick in the [...]

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Dear Dan: How Can I Shut My Trap

Dear Dan, I lead a team of high capacity leaders and we all serve a recovering benevolent dictator, who himself is a dynamic catalyst and the reason for our organization’s growth. Anyway, I… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Dear Dan: How Can I Shut My [...]

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16 Signs You’re a Toxic Leader

The trouble with toxic leaders is they’re deadly and don’t know it. But if the truth be told, every leader smells at least a little.   Every time toxicity gets its way organizations… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (16 Signs You’re a Toxic [...]

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Treat People as They Are – Not as You Are

It’s frustrating to expect people to be like you when they are like them. Understanding and accepting people is leadership’s missed opportunity. Don’t be so busy with goals and plans that you forget… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Treat People as They Are – Not as You [...]

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Dear Dan: How Do You Get Lousy Managers to Listen

Dear Dan, I am an attorney. I have a client involved in a worker’s comp claim against the County. This is a small rural county. The claim arose because the man works in… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Dear Dan: How Do You Get Lousy Managers to [...]

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Dear Dan: Should I Let Her Blame Herself

Dear Dan, I am a relatively inexperienced leader in a small software business.  Recently, one of my people failed to perform to her own expectations and that of our client.   I think… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Dear Dan: Should I Let Her Blame [...]

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