Dumb Leaders

Our Main category to highlight every post written about a dumb leader. Whether it’s history, in the news, a readers contribution or a post from the handbook, you’ll find it hear.

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...
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...
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...
The Bad News Bear “If I am not hearing from my boss, I must be doing ok” The plaintiff cry of the many. I don't get feedback. The many rolling their sleeves up and getting the job done, but never hearing...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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