The Tyranny of Talent, Experience and Knowledge

The Tyranny of Talent, Experience and Knowledge

Operating Principle: Train animals. Educate people.

Those “three stooges” of experienced managers can lead to very experienced managers being short-tempered & critical of others. They manifest cynical refrain about people – “Can’t find good people anymore!” They breed resentment — toward less competent and/or motivated people — particularly millennials.

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Engagement and The Art Of Directed Conversation

Engagement and The Art of Directed Conversation

Remember Pink Floyd’s song “Comfortably Numb?”

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying.
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown,
The dream is gone.
I have become comfortably numb.

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Developing People’s Genius Within - One Conversation At A Time

Leadership for Einsteins: Developing People’s Genius Within – One Conversation At A Time

Leadership for Einsteins is not just a way of talking, its a series of ongoing two-way conversations.

It’s about you shifting your behaviours in the service of developing people.

Leadership for Einsteins – no dummies, no idiots – is a process that results in people doing what they are supposed to be doing because they are skilled at doing “it” and are committed to doing “it” well.

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Leaders Listening Skills

I’m Surrounded By Dummies & Idiots!

Powerful leaders are often mythologized as stubborn and bull-headed, and that ignoring the advice of others is a virtue. As Freud said: But researchers at NYU’s Stern School of Business conducted a study on the influence of power in decision-making and they confirmed what many employees already know: people with more power listen less, take…

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