If I asked you to think of someone who does a poor job as a leader, most of you could come up with somebody fairly quickly because bad leadership seems to stick out like a sore thumb. It’s something we don’t quickly forget. Today, we’re going to discuss how to avoid some of the most common mistakes made by leaders.
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In this episode, you’ll discover:
- One sure-fire way to drive your team nuts and leave them lacking direction.
The difference between delegation and abdicating responsibility.
How to reprimand without taking the wind out of everyone’s sails.
The deflating, demotivating effect of micromanagement.
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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:
Question: Which of these common leadership mistakes have you made (or seen others make)?
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In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
- Skyrocket Videos: The Skyrocket Your Impact video series has since expired.
Book: Drive by Daniel Pink
Blog Post: The Five Levels of Delegation
Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.
Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.
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