Tag: leadership style

Is Your “Nice” Leadership Style Counter-Productive? thumbnail

Have you ever had a boss that what just too nice? Yesterday we talked about “Unnecessary Roughness: What Happens When Leaders are Mean:” On the flip-side what happened when your boss was too nice? Did they inspire? How were results? Nice feels great but nice alone will not help anyone grow. Most employees want to be challenged. They want to know what behaviors to improve. It’s not nice to make the

Diaper Genie Feedback

Diaper Genie Feedback thumbnail

Today’s post is a direct response to a subscriber’s question: I took my first real leadership position when my oldest son was still in diapers. Every time I used our diaper genie, I thought, this is just how feedback and bad news works. Each level takes the poop and seals it in a bag before it gets sent to the next level up. Then, that level sanitizes it some more with another layer of protection. By the