Leadership Freak


5 Ways to Build Your Reputation as a Leader [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 7:51 p.m. by Leadership Freak @ [source]

People justify their judgement once they tag you with a reputation.

Reputation is the way people think of you.

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One Predictable Source of Tension on Teams [0.05]

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017, 11:14 a.m. by Leadership Freak @ [source]

Tension between Dreamers and Doers is predictable and useful. Unfortunately, when misunderstood, tension creates drama and feels personal.

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3 Prevailing Beliefs that Limit Leadership [0.17]

Posted on Aug. 13, 2017, 10:26 p.m. by Leadership Freak @ [source]

Limiting beliefs produce limited results.

How might leaders overcome limiting beliefs?

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Give control. You’ll be more confident if you give control.

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The easiest thing leaders do is get things done.

Leaders are ineffective if all they do is get things done.

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When Compassion Harms [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 12:23 a.m. by Leadership Freak @ [source]

Supporting people who drift encourages drifting and de-motivates high achievers. Team members who tolerate weaknesses under the guise of supporting the boss.

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How Haters and Supporters Produce the Same Results [-0.10]

Posted on Aug. 10, 2017, 1:50 p.m. by Leadership Freak @ [source]

Compassionate supporters and negative haters often employ similar behaviors that produce the same results.

Compassionate supporters avoid conflict and shrink from causing pain.

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Agree with people when they point out their own weaknesses.

Frank says, “I’m not decisive.” Say, “I agree.

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Everyone Has More Weaknesses Than Strengths [0.11]

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017, 12:11 p.m. by Leadership Freak @ [source]

Everyone has more weaknesses than strengths.

You can’t ignore your weaknesses and succeed.

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The people who take you further may irritate you the most.

People who want change tend to complain.

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Leaders lean in when I talk about teams with pull.

How might leaders build pull into their teams?

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Janice Kaplan cried on New Year’s Eve.

I can’t think of a single New Years when I cried because I didn’t want the year to end.

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You Find What You Look For [0.11]

Posted on July 29, 2017, 6:35 p.m. by Leadership Freak @ [source]

Pessimists think optimists are monkeys catching elephants in a trapeze act without a net.

You never get ahead by burying your head in the sand.

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CEOs On Average Have the Lowest EQ [-0.01]

Posted on July 28, 2017, 4:01 p.m. by Leadership Freak @ [source]

However, CEOs with the highest EQ scores outperform their low EQ colleagues.

One symptom of low emotional intelligence is discounting negative feedback regarding low EQ.

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However, CEO with the highest EQ scores outperform their low EQ colleagues.

One symptom of low emotional intelligence is discounting negative feedback regarding low EQ.

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Look for leaders with forward-facing curiosity.

Smart people become dimwits when leaders ask why-questions.

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Pessimists are Almost Right [0.04]

Posted on July 26, 2017, 1:51 p.m. by Leadership Freak @ [source]

Pessimistic leaders are almost right. Avoid leaders who habitually say, “Things will work out,” but don’t plan for success.

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If you think it’s difficult to have a tough conversation today, waiting makes it worse. Poor performance, bad behaviors, and difficult situations continue until leaders speak up.

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There’s a thin line between stubborn and persistent. Why even think about alternatives when your way is the ‘right’ way.

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Maybe you should stop fighting your inner critic. Maybe you have even more.

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