Stop Working for Bad BossesStop Working for Bad Bosses

Are you frustrated by a bad boss? Tired of dealing with crap from a micromanager, narcissist, tyrant, manipulator or just generally incompetent boss? Stop it! Stop working for bad bosses. Consider the insightful wisdom of Bob Newhart’s character, the brilliantly brief therapist, Dr. Switzer. He rarely needs more than 5 minutes with clients. After they describe their […]
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Our Nation’s Founders Would be Embarrassed by Our LeadershipOur Nation’s Founders Would be Embarrassed by Our Leadership

Happy Independence Day, United States of America! It was on the 4th of July, 1776 that the Continental Congress adopted our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. The men who signed that document would be embarrassed by our leadership. The creation of that document, it’s adoption, and the freedom of our nation would not have […]
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We Can Not Lead from Positions We NeedWe Can Not Lead from Positions We Need

Do you need your current position? We cannot lead what we need. Are you dependent upon your current employer for income and benefits? Yes? Then you cannot lead there. Let me explain…. There are two dependencies preventing most people from being great leaders in corporations: Salary & Benefits Dependency: If you lack confidence in your […]
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Unethical Leaders Capture Profits from Russia’s Invasion of UkraineUnethical Leaders Capture Profits from Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Heineken CEO Dolf van den Brink, Unilever CEOs Hein Schumacher (June) and Alan Jope (prior), Philip Morris CEO Jacek Olczak, Mondelez CEO Dirk Van de Put, and Nestle CEO Ulf Mark Schneider have all demonstrated a lack of ethical behavior. Each of their organizations promised to exit business in Russia when war began. These leaders […]
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Twitter (X) Has a People Leadership Problem, Not a Branding Problem.Twitter (X) Has a People Leadership Problem, Not a Branding Problem.

Shortly after buying the company, Elon Musk fired half of all employees. Then he developed a reputation for mistreating those who remained. Now, he and Linda Yaccarino (the new CEO), need a ton of great people if they want to make their vision for the platform a reality. Their problem is not branding – it’s […]
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Stop Saying, “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes”!Stop Saying, “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes”!

“To really understand someone, you need to walk a mile in their shoes.” That sounds nice, but it’s wrong. To really understand someone, we need to walk a mile in their muddy boots. Let me explain…. When you ask someone how they’re doing, what is a typical response? Do they tell you their struggles and pains? […]
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Giving Gratitude? Say. Their. Name.Giving Gratitude? Say. Their. Name.

When it comes to gratitude. One of my personal pet peeves is when somebody in management says, “Well, I didn’t want to list the names of people because I was afraid I’d forget somebody.” Sorry, but I call bullshit. That is one of your responsibilities as a manager. As a leader. One of your jobs […]
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Your First 90 Days: How to Start Your New Leadership Role Right.Your First 90 Days: How to Start Your New Leadership Role Right.

Your first 90 days in a new leadership role are critical to your success. So, how do you do it right? KEY POINTS Linda Yaccarino’s first 90 days at “X” is an example of what NOT to do Focus on 3 Perspectives: People, Products, and Processes Plan according to 3 Periods: Days 1-30, 31-60, and 61-90 Apply 7 Principles: […]
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How to Fix Leadership Mistakes – Learning from CNN’s ExampleHow to Fix Leadership Mistakes – Learning from CNN’s Example

Even the best leaders make mistakes. So how do you fix your leadership mistake? How do you make it right when you really screw up? We can learn a lot from what Warner Bros. Discovery is doing at CNN right now. ____________ EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Even the best leaders make mistakes When we really screw up, there are best practices […]
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