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Four Beliefs of Dingbat Leaders

There are smart leaders, stupid leaders, and then there are dingbat leaders. Leadership Freak definition of dingbat: A ‘dingbat’ is a smart person doing something stupid.* Smart people do stupid things. You forget… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Four Beliefs of Dingbat [...]

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Miserable Leaders Spread Misery

Miserable leaders spread misery everywhere they go. Enjoy leading or get out of leadership. Stop spreading misery. Decide to enjoy leadership. You won’t enjoy every aspect of leadership but choose happiness every chance… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Miserable Leaders Spread [...]

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How Imagination Ruins Leaders

Imagination destroys some and beats others down. Phantoms pollute thinking and poison reality. When imagination ruins you: #1. A phantom boss – that brings out your best – poisons your relationship with the… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (How Imagination Ruins [...]

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The Untapped Power that Connects Successful Teams

Teams that connect with each other go further with greater satisfaction. What creates and strengthens connection? Shared purpose: Purpose is a matter of heart. Purpose is bigger than goals. Shared purpose calls for… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (The Untapped Power that Connects Successful [...]

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4 Reasons Leaders Don’t Notice Good Performance

What goes unnoticed gradually loses value. What gets noticed improves. 4 reasons leaders don’t notice good performance: Ignorance. Upper-level leaders don’t know what front-line employees and middle-managers are doing. Personality. You don’t need… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (4 Reasons Leaders Don’t Notice Good [...]

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10 Ways to Spot Toxic Employees

10 ways to spot toxic employees: Team members are afraid of toxic employees. Ask a toxic person what they’re getting done and they’ll tell you what they plan to get done. Conversations have… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (10 Ways to Spot Toxic [...]

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The Four Guiding Principles that Every Successful Leader Employs

Don’t decide to be a professional basket-ball player if you love basket-ball, but you’re a shrimp. Someone will mention Muggsy Bogues was 5-3. Hero Sports lists 24 NBA players who stood between 5-3… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (The Four Guiding Principles that Every Successful Leader [...]

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A Powerful Exercise to Strengthen Teams with Untapped Potential

I’m meeting with the leadership team of a new client next week. I asked them to do the following exercise before our first meeting. Description: Please secretly complete this form for each person… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (A Powerful Exercise to Strengthen Teams with Untapped [...]

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4 Practices Guaranteed to Energize Tired Teams

We begin new jobs with enthusiasm. But repetition leads to boredom. Lousy bosses make work miserable. Constant pressure causes burnout. Successful leaders energize teams. 4 ways to energize tired teams: #1. Establish direction… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (4 Practices Guaranteed to Energize Tired [...]

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Noticing – Not Feedback – Enhances Performance and Elevates Satisfaction

“People don’t want feedback, they want attention.” (Nine Lies About Work) Feedback is valid when assessment is accurate, and numbers are involved. Feedback about traits is arrogant because we don’t know people. Tell… Continue reading → Fuente: Leadership Freak (Noticing – Not Feedback – Enhances Performance and Elevates [...]

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