Tag Archives: Workplace

The Fallibility of Results

What is the defining characteristic of an effective leader? That is, what is that “one thing” that causes you to say about someone, “That person is a leader.” What do you observe? I’m sure this question will produce a laundry list of responses. He or she is: confident, decisive, commanding, persuasive, responsive, charismatic, transparent, caring, […]

Which is Worse: No Communication or Bad Communication?

Communication makes the world go ’round. Nowhere is that more true than in the corporate world, where everything is better when people are communicating effectively and consistently. It stands to reason that ‘no communication’ is the death knell for any organization, but what does ‘bad communication’ do to a company? Is it worse than no […]

Tell Me What You Think (But Not Really)

Leadership experts believe that an effective leader should be open to dissent or differing opinions. Jim Collins, for example, said the following in Good to Great: “Leadership is about vision – but it is equally important to create a climate where truth is heard and brutal facts are confronted.” In other words, a good leader […]