Tag Archives: bad

Bad Leadership Lessons: Ignorance is Never Bliss

Knowledge is the foundation of effective leadership decisions. That’s so obvious I’m embarrassed to have to write it down. But in this age called “post-fact” even by people who know that facts are important, it’s time to restate the obvious, as loudly and as often as we can. Today’s bad leadership blog answers the question: […]

Want to be a horrible leader? Do ANY of these 50 no-nos!

Todd Nielsen has come up with “50 Bad Leadership Examples” that are well worth reading, either as cautionary behaviors or inspiration to horrific heights. Wanna be a Voldemort or a Hero? The choice is yours. Here they are; I’ve highlighted the ones I see most often in politics and organizations. Belittling and condescending communication to […]

Antidote for #Leaders Behaving Badly (You know who they are!)

Ego and the Anti-Leader: Dentist Walter Palmer Goes After Easy Game

I try to write about positive leaders and leadership trends here, but in the past few weeks, my heart has been heavy with the news that Walter Palmer killed a protected, named, tracked and beloved lion in Africa. And that’s got me thinking about ego-driven leadership. The killing will have consequences, according to EcoWatch: “The […]

Body Language: The Only Honest Message Leaders Can Trust

I’ve been a teacher most of my adult life, and if I’ve learned one thing, it’s this — pay attention to the messages students are giving in their body language! Although a few people can trick us with their physical attention as much as their words, it’s body language that helps us measure whether we’re […]

Michelle Bachmann: Called to Leadership?

Every one of us has heard a call to leadership, in some part of our lives. Michelle Bachmann was called by the Koch Brothers, who put the tea in the Tea Party’s bank accounts. But now, despite her brave front, she seems to have been called away from leadership, at least in the front lines […]

“Irony-Free” Leadership Zones: N. Korean dictator “sexiest man alive?”

The Onion‘s satirical announcement became real news in Mainland China this week. The online version of the People’s Daily picked up the Onion’s annual insult to the world’s most notorious dictators (and to People Magazine’s annual fluff feature), celebrating Kim Jong-Un’s international sex appeal with a 55 page photo spread.  Wow. 55 pages! I wish I’d seen […]