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Ain’t That a Kick in the Pants

Isn’t it funny how obvious and oblivious are so close? — Author unknown My work with leaders sometimes involves inviting the leader’s direct reports to purposely kick him or her in the emotional keister. One of the most effective ways of doing

Leaders as Velvet Hammers

It always makes me cringe when a leader prides himself on being “brutally honest.” As in, “Hey, I just tell it like it is; if that hurts people’s feelings, too bad so sad. I’m just brutally honest.” Think about it. Do you really need to

Don’t Let Fear Rule Your Workplace

Despite the overwhelming evidence about fear’s debilitating impacts on performance, many leaders still resort to stoking people’s fears to get work done. Given how damaging