Tag: leadership

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7 Things Bartending Taught me About Leadership

For several years (a lifetime ago), I tended bar in Madison, Wisconsin. It wasn’t all sunshine and roses, but I worked with some of the best people I’ve known and learned some important lessons about life. Many of those lessons have to do with leadership. The tales you collect working in a bar are long and varied, but I recollect just a few below … Read More 7 Things Bartending Taught me About Leadership

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When Your Position isn’t Giving You the Power to Lead

Effective leadership with lasting results comes from strengthening your personal power, evaluating circumstances, and applying the appropriate influence.

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Understanding Power

This is an important aspect of positional power to be aware of. It can be taken away.

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Leadership in a New Era

Donald Trump is a study in what not to do if you strive to be an effective and ethical leader. He is a twisted amalgam of every bad boss, shitty parent, and megalomaniacal tyrant throughout history. We can point to his appalling public speaking ability, his poor communication skills, his shocking lack of intelligence, his cowardice, his petty and spiteful nature, and say, “This is precisely … Read More Leadership in a New Era

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Why we Love the Bully

We may not recognize him as a bully at the time, but we love to watch him in action. The way he can push his way through a problem without apprehension or concern for repercussions gets us all worked up. We get vicarious gratification seeing someone use brute force to get his way. It must be so refreshing, we think, to live that way—not have to worry about consequences … Read More Why we Love the Bully