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Think They Have all the Answers. The Dumb Leader pulled his team member aside at the break of the meeting. He praised them for the leadership development session they had just run for the team. During the conversation he informed...
Much has been written and said in recent times on the Gold Coast Titans and their start recruit player, Jarryd Hayne. While much of the focus was on the relationship between and Hayne and coach Neil Henry, the fact...
The Dumb Leader drove away from the state meeting with his mind churning. The meeting was full of information and new upcoming strategies. Seasoned branch and regional managers filled the room, listening in earnest as the state manager outlined...
Shared Post from Francis J. Kong Have you ever been demeaned, insulted, offended and made to feel so insignificant by a boss of yours who behaves more like a jerk rather than a leader? If your answer is “Yes”, then...
Originally published on Linkedin Hands Up if you have ever heard those terms in your corporate career? The Powers to Be or That Powers that Be. Usually uttered by line managers when communicating anything they don’t agree with to their team. Maybe...
This morning when I flicked over my desktop Dlibert calendar I was greeteed with this image on Dilbert's version of succession planning. And that's how Dumb Leaders approach succession planning, with suspicion and a need to make themselves indespensible. The reality...
STUCK AT SIGN-OFF. “Hey Dumb Leaders Handbook, we have a dumb leader where I work. We’ve ground to a halt. She has her hands on everything” We have all had those bosses that insist on having sign-off on everything. It’s frustrating...
Originally published here. A probation period is now seen as a normal course of business events. Some industries goes as far as “auditioning” or trialling for a job. We understand this is sometimes needed, especially when working through services to...
  I was honoured to speak with christine eanes on her super achiever network podcast called Quit Bleeping around Check it out. It's a great one and while you are there check out the rest of her podcasts, they are awesome. CHECK...
Lazy Leadership You might have caught me using the term “Lazy Leadership” in my articles  So here is my non-definitive list of lazy leadership. Lazy Leaders: Don’t have a personal growth plan Think they are better than they actually are Treat...

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