Jim Clemmer: Leadership behaviors

A recent blog post on “Nine Leadership Behaviors to Build Commitment” provoked a few excellent questions/observations that got me thinking — and responding. Reader input included:

  • How is the measurement and management of leadership effectiveness actually implemented in practice?
  • Most managers let themselves off the hook for the poor productivity of an employee…
  • Aren’t ego and talk the most common predictors of leaders? Are we likely to see change as modern business practices increasingly alienate employees?

Click here to read the full reader comments/questions and my responses to them.

With the summer release of the movie “Horrible Bosses,” Carol Tice asks “what kind of boss have you turned into, now that you’re in charge?” She writes that the movie “has thrown a spotlight on an unpleasant fact: A lot of bosses are awful.” She cites research that half of participants work for an “unreasonable” manager. Nearly 60% of workers stayed on the job, 11% quit immediately, while 27% planned their escape.

Carol identifies “five common types of bad bosses:

  • Micromanager
  • Poor communicator
  • Bully
  • Saboteur
  • Mixed nuts”

See “Are You a ‘Horrible Boss’?” to read her blog and get more insights to looking in the mirror at whether you might resemble any of the types of bad bosses.

For over 30 years, Jim Clemmer’s practical leadership approaches have been inspiring action and achieving results. He has delivered thousands of keynote presentations, workshops, and management team retreats to hundreds of organizations around the globe moving his audiences from inspiration to application. He’s listed in the World’s Top 30 Most Influential Leadership Gurus based on research with 22,000 global business people, consultants, academics and MBAs. His website is www.JimClemmer.com.

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