Archive for February, 2012

Good Bosses Assume They Are Clueless

February 29, 2012 6 Comments
Good Bosses Assume They Are Clueless

Bob Sutton’s book Good Boss, Bad Boss, is out in paperback. If you don’t own the book yet, now would be a great time to buy it and start chewing on Bob’s evidence-based advice. I reviewed the book here back in July of 2010, and Bob was gracious enough to answer a few questions I [...]

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Awesome Leadership

February 19, 2012 15 Comments
Awesome Leadership

Awe happens when you come across goodness on a grand scale. You literally feel overwhelmed by greatness. By comparison, you feel small and humble. Awe makes you stop in your tracks.  You are momentarily transfixed. Boundaries melt away and you feel part of something larger than yourself. (Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity, 2009, p. 46) I’m not [...]

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Leadership Progress

February 15, 2012 2 Comments
Leadership Progress

Leading Progress View more presentations from Bret Simmons I’m giving a presentation today to the leadership team at Grace Church Reno on some basic principles of human behavior, motivation, and leadership at work. I’ve combined elements from previous talks I’ve given on The Progress Principle with some of my core material on leadership, purpose, and [...]

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Leadership Is A Choice

February 13, 2012 20 Comments
Leadership Is A Choice

I’ve been chewing on the concept of leadership a lot lately. I think leadership is more a property of a group process than a characteristic of a person. I acknowledge that personal characteristics might make some more likely to engage in the process, or more likely to be perceived as successful once engaged in the [...]

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