Dumb Leaders

Our Main category to highlight every post written about a dumb leader. Whether it’s history, in the news, a readers contribution or a post from the handbook, you’ll find it hear.

10 Dumb Rules That Make Your Best People Want to Quit

Lolly Daskal is the founder of Lead from Within, a global leadership, executive coaching, and business consulting firm. You can connect with her on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Google+ Originally published on Inc.com It’s hard enough to attract and hold on to good employees–but to attract and hold on to the best employees is even harder. Occasionally they leave because of an opportunity they can’t pass …

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Dumb Leaders

Shared Post from Francis J. Kong Have you ever been demeaned, insulted, offended and made to feel so insignificant by a boss of yours who behaves more like a jerk rather than a leader? If your answer is “Yes”, then you’re not alone. You can face challenges. You can face adversities. But when you have …

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Succession Planning – The Dumb Leader Way (Thanks Dilbert)

This morning when I flicked over my desktop Dlibert calendar I was greeteed with this image on Dilbert’s version of succession planning. And that’s how Dumb Leaders approach succession planning, with suspicion and a need to make themselves indespensible. The reality is something else. They may think they are making themselves indisposable, and if that …

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#4 The Blissfully Ignorant – They Don’t Ask Questions.

The Dumb Leader drove away from the state meeting with his mind churning. The meeting was full of information and new upcoming strategies. Seasoned branch and regional managers filled the room, listening in earnest as the state manager outlined the strategy and the initiatives for the coming year. It was a day of delivery from …

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Ten of the Dumbest Things Ever Said By A Leader

In doing research for The Dumb Leaders I have come across some really dumb things attributed to our leaders. While these quotes aren’t all world leaders, some are from influencers. Heaven Forbid. I thought I would share ten of them. [spp-tweet tweet=””They misunderestimated me.” —President George W. Bush #dumb #quotes”] [spp-tweet tweet=””I’m not a dictator. …

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#3 The Roadblock – Think They Have to Have all the Answers

Think They Have to Have all the Answers. This is one of the classic problems that many leaders fall into. Especially prelevant amongst front- line and first time leaders, the belief that now as a leader they need to have all the answers. It’s overwhelming for leaders but a learning process follows that should enable …

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