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What Dumb Leaders Do. The start of the project, the initial inspiration, the foundation of The Dumb Leaders Handbook

#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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
#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...

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