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horrible boss

The horrible boss never praises, only criticizes

If you’ve ever watched the movie The Devil Wears Prada then you likely know what…

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Dunning-Kruger

Are you falling victim to the Dunning-Kruger effect?

Have you ever been in a conversation with a co-worker or a manager where it…

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shipped list

Celebrate your “shipped list” for 2021

It was eleven years ago this month that I first blogged about a “shipped list”,…

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decision-making

Decision-making by consensus – Dutch style

The polder model worked for Holland. Can it be a success in your workplace and your role as a leader?

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Don’t forget to praise those who work behind the scenes

I admit it, I love watching television shows that have to do with cooking and food.  Not because I’m very good at the former, but because I love the latter!  Viewing these programs has given me an appreciation of the

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negative criticism

Negative criticism – how to tell the useful from the useless

Criticism can be hard to take.  Even if it is well-meaning, it can hurt.  And if it is unkind, it is even worse.  What should you do?  React or ignore it?  Respond or walk-away?  Act on it or disregard it. 

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motivate employees

Trying to motivate employees? Watch out for the cobra effect.

Back in 2015, I wrote a post about how situations that were intended to motivate people to take specific action inadvertently incented them to act in the absolute opposite way.  The question of course was what that meant to you,

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acknowledge

Who are you ignoring? (or why it’s so important to acknowledge others)

A brief chance encounter in an Indian movie theatre illustrates a fundamental principle of leadership that separates exceptional leaders from everyone else. Don’t let its simplicity fool you; it’s more powerful than you may realize!

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long-distance leader

If you’re a long-distance leader, you have to learn to trust

Back in Strategy #6, I talked about the importance of shifting your focus from effort to outcomes if you want to be an exceptional long-distance leader.  Today, in Strategy #16 in our series on leading hybrid and virtual teams, I

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