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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
#1 Hire Great People and do the Job for Them. How often do we see this? Leaders unwilling to relinquish power to their team members, wanting final say on everything, having their fingers in everyone's pie. I was speaking with a...
Dumb Leaders Through History – George Bush and Hurricane Katrina When a nation suffers a natural disaster, the people look to their leaders to stand strong. They look to their leaders to set direction, to administer the efforts to rebuild...
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...
What Dumb Leaders Do – 8 The Comfort King – Keeper of the Boys Club It’s real. The boys club, or it’s female equivalent, the girl’s army or dyad. At best polarising, at worst completely divisive. They exist in our...

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