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Five Things Stupid Leaders Do

That’s a pretty rough title, but, in this case, true.  Just saw this (Five Great Ways to Drive Your Best Workers Out the Door – CIO.com) CIO.com and thought it applies very, very nicely to an MS consultancy.

If I had to summarize, the article says “Pay attention to the impact of your actions on those around you”.  Truly, most of our best management skills may have been taught in kindergarten.



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  1. Christina Belding
    September 14, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Another great article (I would expect nothing less coming from you).

    Having the ‘Emotional Intelligence’ to see how your actions affect the organization is critical, and sometimes it is very difficult to get your arms around. Some may argue that leadership qualities are intrinsic behaviors that you either have, or you do not. (I have not made up my mind completely on that one yet-I’m of the mindset that anyone can learn anything if they are inspired to do so).

    Emotional Intelligence tells us to “Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don’t be mean when you say it”. This is especially true when asking those under you to come up with plans to deploy new changes. If you ask for someone’s input, take it-graciously, and without negativity.

    Ask yourself these question before making changes within your organization:

    What are my true motives?
    (Answer honestly)

    Am I doing things right, or am I doing the right things?
    (Managers do things right, leaders do the right things)

    Am I creating the change, in a positive way, to impact my organization?

    Inspiration should be a core component in identifying if someone is a true “leader’ versus a true “manager”. If you can inspire others, chances are good when change is to occur within the organization, employees will be more likely to adopt and embrace that change.

    Just my opinion. Most will follow a good leader anywhere, especially if that leader has the foresight to think of things others cannot-even the obscure.

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