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We need a bit less Sapp¡ and a lot more Zapp!

One of the best books on Leadership that I first read a long time ago is “Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment”. I’ve even got a copy signed by the author, Bill Byham. Zapp! was named the number one business book of the 1990s in a survey of CEOs. I’ll save you the trouble of reading … Continue reading

Guest blog: Is your ego too big for your business? (flowchart)

Author: Meredith Wood (vice president at Fundera) There’s a fine line between celebrating your accomplishments and suffering from an overinflated ego. Indeed, inflated egos are quite common, and are often easily explained by a phenomenon known as Hubris Syndrome. As you gain more power or become more successful, people naturally laugh at your jokes more … Continue reading

Performance vs. Trust – Simon Sinek’s view on who to recruit

Simon Sinek shares a really simple model that explains why it’s not always best to recruit, promote or reward high performers. He says that high performers that you can’t trust create a toxic atmosphere at work. It reminded me of a couple of blog posts I wrote in 2017: Stupid Leadership Fake Leadership . . . … Continue reading

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