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    "The house absolutely glows with a new-found beauty. Tom is a genius in his ability to coordinate the work done to my home. In between many raindrops, he managed to get the painting done in a few days and have Mike, the roofer, and his crew tear off and replace the shingles and wood in two days time. And even though I'm on the west side, Tom was able to catch me before I left for work around 8:00 a.m. Your company has really boosted the resale value of my house. I plan to engage you again for interior work in the coming years. Thank you for a job well done!"

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  • Is There Such A Thing As Bad Leadership?

    [caption id="attachment_2608" align="alignleft" width="345" caption="Does Bad Leadership Exist?"]Being a leader[/caption]

     

    Some people are born with that natural ability of being a leader. Whether its organizing a group project, leading a discussion or something as normal as planning a vacation, leadership is all around us. Rajeev Peshawaria of Forbes discusses how bad leadership can sometimes be an effective way of getting others engaged and involved in what you're are discussing.

    If you are leading a group discussion on the subject of leadership and want people to start participating actively right from the word go, open the session by making the following statement: There is no such thing as bad leadership.

    Almost immediately, several people will challenge you, and offer many examples of bad leadership.  Someone will invariably bring up examples like Hitler, Stalin, Robert Mugabe and Saddam Hussein.  If you nudge the group a bit, they will also start talking about all the bad leaders they have encountered in their corporate careers.  In fact, be prepared, because the discussion can easily get very heated and emotional.  A participant in one of my seminars got really agitated in the first 20 minutes of the program, and angrily told me how I had no idea what it was like to work for all those bad leaders he has had to suffer in his career.

    I don’t disagree that most of the examples given are of people that stood for bad and immoral ideas, or treated others without the respect and dignity that every human deserves.  I also don’t underestimate the damage such people cause to society.  The only question I have is, were these people leaders in the first place? Or were they simply people who somehow found themselves in positions of power through brute force, cunning, chance, or all three?

    Read more at Forbes Leadership

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