The Necessity of Accountability

Accountability. Depending on your experiences and philosophical perspective, that word can conjure a wide variety of feelings, many of which seem similar to that feeling you got in the pit of your stomach when your mom told you to go wait in your room for your dad to get home. However, most of us would[…]

5 Reasons Your Employees are Lying to You

Newsflash #1: Your team lies to you sometimes. Maybe a lot of the time. Newsflash #2: It’s at least partly your fault. Newsflash #3: If you deny the possibility of #2 above, you may as well stop reading now. If you’re still reading, I’m going to assume (yes, I know what they say about assuming)[…]

ego-driven leaders

10 Traits of Ego-Driven Leaders

  We all struggle with ego — every single one of us. Ego-driven leaders are one of the most toxic elements that can be introduced to a team or organization. How can you tell if a leader is ego-driven? How can you tell if your leadership is at times or in some ways ego-driven? [bctt tweet=”No one is[…]

4 Ways Leaders Don’t Really Listen

(A version of this post originally appeared on CU Insight.) As the magical line from The Princess Bride goes, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means”. And our teammates? They may not mean what we think they mean either. Or what we’re assuming they mean. Or[…]

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