Tag Archive: bob burg

How to Spot and Overcome Manipulation

Leaders become manipulators when self-serving goals outweigh organizational interests. Self-serving goals require manipulation, coercion, deception, and pressure tactics. Shared goals, on the other hand, pull everyone forward. “There is perhaps nothing more dangerous… Continue reading

When Candor Means They’re a Jerk

Experience shows candor is rare. Ignoring uncomfortable topics and dancing around difficult issues is expected.  Candor surprises. Leaders who push things under the carpet are nurse maids not leaders. Candor gone wrong: Jerks excuse… Continue reading

How to Be Competent at Being Incompetent

Guess what insecure leaders do when one of their weaknesses comes to light? They immediate explain why it isn’t a weakness and how it’s not that bad. I see it all the time.… Continue reading

Creating a Life of Opportunity

Life without opportunities is dull and unfulfilling. Lost opportunities discourage; lack of opportunities defeat. We’ve all heard people wishing they had more opportunities. This happens for two reasons. Comparing our opportunities with others… Continue reading