Truly memorable disasters don’t just happen. They require a special blend of misunderstanding and misguided effort. Here are three ways to guarantee a disaster in your next presentation, and how to avoid them. Mistake #1: Believe in Magic Show up hoping...
Episode 1-17 of the Dumb Leaders Podcast We call our leader the Ostrich, and that’s because he prefers to keep his head in the sand. He prefers not to know about anything that may bee seen as bad news –...
Originally published on Linkedin There is not a manager out there, that doesn’t have a story to tell about the lessons they learned in their first roles of managing people and teams. A lot will come from when they were...
The Dumb Leaders Podcast - Episode 114 What they see in the recruitment stage is replicated if they do take up the offer. If you are too busy for them during recruitment, you’ll always be too busy to coach and...
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...
By Peter Economy- The Leadership Guy Originally Published at Inc. Full Article available here.   One of the biggest challenges any leader--and any organization--faces is how to engage employees. According to HR consulting company TowersWatson, 4 out of every 5 workers are not fully...
Episode 105 diving into the depths of dumb with our dissection of the micro-manager. The micro-manager is #1 on the list of dumb leaders and in this episode we explore to find out: What makes them tick?Typically the results they...
#9 Power Up and Talk Down The Dumb Leader walked into the building surrounded by his entourage. He eyed the people inside with some suspicion as he started to make his rounds. The manager of the location was called down...
Episode 1-24 of the Dumb Leaders Podcast - DUMB LEADERS DON'T LISTEN I mentor and coach a number of executives at varying levels and one of the biggest commonalities is their frustration is in communication. Unclear communications create the bed for...
Life is a journey of ongoing learning. We may not always feel like it but we’re always taking in information from our surroundings and adjusting. Avoiding what we felt was a mistake of the past. Unless you’re Chris Angel, or another...

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