Leadership Freak

How to Think Negative and Still Succeed

Even Eeyore is right sometimes. Overly optimistic leaders: Minimize challenges. Fail to anticipate problems. Throw in the towel when it stays dark too long. Stockdale:  James Stockdale – former P.O.W. – told Jim… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (How to Think Negative and Still [...]

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Daniel Kahneman on Expert Intuition

The challenge of intuition is you think it’s right before it’s examined. When you have an intuition, you don’t have other intuitions. You have confidence. The danger of going with your gut is… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Daniel Kahneman on Expert [...]

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The Amtrak Fiasco

Emotion is a fickle mistress. I’m writing this from a hotel where I hadn’t planned to stay. At first, I was angry at Amtrak for canceling the train. When I laid down last… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (The Amtrak [...]

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How to Manage the Bottom 15%

At WD-40 about 60% believe they can achieve their career goals without leaving the company. The strategy is simple, but not necessarily easy.* Learn Leap Repeat “Every single person in your organization is… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (How to Manage the Bottom [...]

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Status Matters – 3 Ways to Gain It

If you had the choice, would you choose high or low status? Status elevates your opportunity to make a difference. 3 ways to elevate your status: #1. Don’t obsess about gaining status. The… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Status Matters – 3 Ways to Gain [...]

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Office Politics and Survivor on T.V.

No one survives and thrives on their own. Think of office politics as alliance-building. But avoid unethical office politics. Rob Jolles explains that it’s one thing to get a job. It’s another thing… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Office Politics and Survivor on [...]

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How to Defeat Self-Doubt like a Leader

Self-doubt laughs when you squander your talent. Shelves filled with books on self-confidence speak to a universal truth. We seek what we lack. Self-doubt: Amplifies the volume of your inner critic. Magnifies the… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (How to Defeat Self-Doubt like a [...]

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Solution Saturday: They’re Paying Him Under the Table

Dear Dan, I have been with a company for over 18 years. I was the “Jack of all trades” for a very long time. I did everything from managing to marketing. I have… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Solution Saturday: They’re Paying Him Under the [...]

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You Can’t Win if You Don’t Know How to Play

His real name was Harvard. But we called my wife’s grandfather Tampie. Don’t play checkers with Tampie. The outcome was foreordained. He toyed with us whenever he convinced a sacrificial lamb to play.… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (You Can’t Win if You Don’t Know How to [...]

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The Illusions of Fulfillment That Sabotage Leadership

The illusion of fulfillment causes leaders to crash and burn. Power and authority: Power and authority feel like fulfillment but the feeling is intoxication. Those worthy of power and authority feel humility and… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (The Illusions of Fulfillment That Sabotage [...]

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