Now when we heard this story, we simply didn’t believe it. Sorry, we didn’t want to believe it. But we have heard since from others who have had the same experience. So much so, it will become a feature...
Episode 108 of the Dumb Leaders Podcast sees us disect The Dumb Punter - the leader that plays favourites. We have been blown away by how many readers and listeners have shared their stories of the Dumb Punter, so lets...
The Dumb Punter – They Play Favourites. The Dumb Leader ran “The Leaderboard”, in which all his direct reports were ranked on the key measures and KPI’s. Not surprisingly, this is something that is adopted by many companies as they...
Episode 104 of the Dumb Leaders Podcast Talking about Plonker Pete. Welcome to the Dumb Leaders Podcast as today I share another story that is amazing if not for its reality. It’s real We have a state election here in Qld...
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...
Emotional Intelligence/quotient (EQ) Thank you so much for checking in. In the 1990s, we started getting familiar with the word emotional intelligence and over the last 15 years, the incredible work done by psychologist and neuroscientist have increased our knowledge and...
In doing research for The Dumb Leaders I have come across some really dumb things attributed to our leaders. While these quotes aren't all world leaders, some are from influencers. Heaven Forbid. I thought I would share ten of...
Think They Have to Have all the Answers. This is one of the classic problems that many leaders fall into. Especially prelevant amongst front- line and first time leaders, the belief that now as a leader they need to have...
The Dispassionate - Treat Everyone the Same The team waited in anticipation for the day the new boss started. The previous leader had walked out and left the team in turmoil, after they had been promised and subsequently overlooked for...
EQ – The Difference between emotions and feelings In last month’s article “EQ – The Key to Your Success”, I suggested that you ask yourself a couple of tough questions and referred to them weekly, to increase your self-awareness. They...

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