Leadership: Radical Candor vs Radical Caring

Leadership requires candor. Candor requires caring. Caring requires vulnerability. Vulnerability is the political capital you will need to spend in being candid.

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Exercising Leadership: A World of Starfish, Corporate Life and Span of Control

I find the Starfish Thrower parable something helpful to remember. Most of us cannot change the world for everyone within our organizations. We can, however, choose to impact those within our reach.

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Why your employees aren’t using the new software

You’re a great boss. Even though you’re a small business you make sure your team has all the latest tools to do their jobs right. In fact, you just went out and got a cool new software. So why are all the employees complaining and not using the functions? This new software does it all; it’s the real deal. You did your due diligence and it really works just like the sales rep said it would. This should be making their jobs so much...

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4 steps to make your training suck less

Let’s be blunt your trainings suck. Don’t worry everyone else’s do too; mine do as well. It’s true and no one is blaming you, which of course is part of the problem. Be honest, do you really believe you are offer engaging programs? Yeah, I know you get good reviews but so do all the other trainers. Remember the people ranking you are the same people that rank everyone above average. Trainers are not immune to the issues with...

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