Leadership

Is A Narcissistic Leader Good For Your Organization?

July 25, 2016 0 Comments
Is A Narcissistic Leader Good For Your Organization?

We know from research reported here yesterday  that on an interpersonal level, narcissistic leaders leave a lot to be desired (ok, they suck). If you work for a narcissist, you are not likely inspired by your leader’s vision (if he/she has even offered one), you are probably not recognized and rewarded the way you should be for your […]

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The Bright-Side And The Dark-Side Of A Leader’s Personality

July 24, 2016 0 Comments
The Bright-Side And The Dark-Side Of A Leader’s Personality

This post originally appeared in 2010 as “Five evidence-based outcome of both the bright-side and the dark-side of a leader’s personality” on David Burkus‘ website Leader Lab. I wrote a very brief summary of it in 2010 on this site as well. I’m updating and reposting it again because the findings are important and it’s a […]

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Tension and Release

March 17, 2016 2 Comments
Tension and Release

I’ve loved the abstract concept of creative tension ever since I first encountered it in Peter Senge’s classic systems thinking book The Fifth Discipline. Creative tension is how people who strive for excellence deal with the gap between the way things are and the way they should be. This concept of tension surfaced again for me […]

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The Warning Rocks Leadership!

February 28, 2016 12 Comments
The Warning Rocks Leadership!

Take the time to watch this video of The Warning at TEDxUniversityofNevada and you’ll see an impressive performance by Daniela (15), Paulina (13), and Alejandra (11), three talented sisters from Monterey, Mexico. When I consider the results they have achieved, listen to the words they speak between songs, and watch how they interact with each […]

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