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'Hey Boss — You're Fired!' (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

'Hey Boss — You're Fired!' (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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The fired boss is more and more left out of the loop, not consulted, worked around and occasionally even publicly challenged by his direct reports. And the worst part is, the more he is ignored by the organization that reports to him, the more he grasps for control. read more >

A Practical Way to Build Culture (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

A Practical Way to Build Culture (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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Organizational culture is often fuzzy. It is too easy to create a lofty, aspirational set of principles that read well but lose their power when it comes to practical day-to-day operations. That fuzziness is evident in the way most leaders even define culture. read more >

Take a Walk (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

Take a Walk (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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One of the main benefits of being out and about is that a leader gets to see how things really get done. But if your physical presence is rare, you are likely training your employees unintentionally. read more >

The Cobbler's Kid (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

The Cobbler's Kid (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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The reasons that change projects take too long, cost too much, do not deliver promised results or never get over the line point to failures in leadership far more often than failures in execution. read more >

People Leave Bosses, Not Jobs (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

People Leave Bosses, Not Jobs (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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If people leave bad bosses, then that means they stay for good ones. In short, a system that spends more to bring in talent and get new hires ready for responsibilities is wasting its time and effort if there is no process for improving those skills and capacity for management. read more >

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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Research in behavioral science is showing that there is a trend toward higher irritability in the workplace — especially in the United States — and it has been more pronounced over the last 24 months. read more >

What's Your Galaxy? (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

What's Your Galaxy? (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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While few business leaders will face the kind of disaster that Samsung has had to navigate, as leaders approach the new year and lay out plans for a new product launch or geographic expansion, it may not be a bad idea to ask, “What's MY Galaxy?” read more >

TEDx Coming Back to Little Rock (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

TEDx Coming Back to Little Rock (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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You may not agree with what you hear at a TEDx conference, but you will learn something new. You may not get the full picture — since speakers are given 18 minutes — but you will be escorted into territory occupied by that speaker that is likely to be new, controversial and challenging. read more >

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent. read more >