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7 Ways to Maximize Talented Naysayers

It offends me when “good” ideas are resisted and rejected. Anyone who explains what won’t work before considering how it might work is a resistant, naysaying, uncommitted footdragger. But what if the opposite… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (7 Ways to Maximize Talented [...]

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How Negative Thinking Creates Positive Solutions

Shooting down ideas is sport to corporate teams. What happens when new ideas come before teams? People explain why they won’t work! Don’t you hate people who explain why something won’t work?  … Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (How Negative Thinking Creates Positive [...]

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Loneliness is More Dangerous than Smoking or Obesity

“Loneliness has the same impact on mortality as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, making it even more dangerous than obesity.” Douglas Nemecek “… individuals with adequate social relationships have a 50% greater likelihood… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Loneliness is More Dangerous than Smoking or [...]

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Manager as Pooper Scooper

Hotheads are a reality in organizational life. I’m not endorsing or encouraging hotheaded behaviors. Manager as pooper scooper: Every manager has cleaned up the aftermath of a hothead’s outburst. The hothead moved on.… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Manager as Pooper [...]

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How Long is Your Management Nose

Long-nosed managers sniff around in everyone’s business. Short-nosed managers seem disinterested, aloof, and uncaring. How long should a manager’s nose be? One size doesn’t fit all. My preference: I preferred managers with short… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (How Long is Your Management [...]

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Managing Hotheads is Like Handling Rattle Snakes

Dealing with hotheads is like handling rattle snakes. It’s thrilling if you have proper training and equipment. Three hot-heads on a team are better than one seething manipulator. Hotheads express their concerns. Seething… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Managing Hotheads is Like Handling Rattle [...]

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How to Make Working from Home Work

56% of managers say it’s likely that their company would allow the workforce to work remotely after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. However, Nicolas Bloom, believes working from home under current conditions is a… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (How to Make Working from Home [...]

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7 Ways to Be Decisive Without Being a Jerk

Confidence and correctness are not connected. No one wakes up in the morning with the intention of failing during the day. Decisiveness thinks it’s right when it’s wrong. 7 ways to be decisive… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (7 Ways to Be Decisive Without Being a [...]

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Hinges of Destiny: Decision-Making for Leaders

“Choices are the hinges of destiny.” Poet, Edwin Markham 4 advantages of being decisive: #1. Speed. Decisive leaders choose and move. They waste less time exploring options. Action-oriented team members hate waiting for… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Hinges of Destiny: Decision-Making for [...]

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How to Turn From Destructive to Constructive Dissatisfaction

You won’t make a difference if you’re easily satisfied. Yesterday I wrote, “Chronic dissatisfaction contaminates environments and teams.” Pete asks, “… what if I am the one who is chronically dissatisfied? What’s the… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (How to Turn From Destructive to Constructive [...]

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