Leadership Challenge: Staying Out of the Box

Leadership Challenge: Staying Out of the Box

Over the course of my career, I have focused my attention on the leadership challenge of how to become a better leader and a better person. One of the most helpful resources for me has been the idea of staying “out of the box” with other people. As you may know, this...
Leaders Beware, Good People Bully Too

Leaders Beware, Good People Bully Too

Sometimes, leaders can be unaware of the ways that their actions may be misinterpreted.One time, a friend told me that her boss had been bullying her. Although it was obvious that her manager’s behavior involved tactics that were aggressive, humiliating, and...
The Case for Future Leaders

The Case for Future Leaders

“Excuse me sir”, one of the future leaders said, “but why should we do any of the things you are teaching us?” The young college sophomore asked in a polite but challenging manner. He continued. “If others are being rewarded for leading in ways that are...
Unexpected Leadership Skills

Unexpected Leadership Skills

Not included in leadership skills is bullying. I started a discussion on bullying in the About Leaders LinkedIn group to help a friend who is being bullied by her boss. As with many bullying bosses, my friend’s manager feels completely justified in her behavior and...
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