As I have reported on more than one occasion, I am a fan of the CBS MoneyWatch (formelry BNet) web site. They have excellent content, particularly in the area of career management. As an executive recruiter I spend a lot of time evaluating leaders — their styles and personality — and I spend even more time researching the mayriad of concepts written about leadership.
In this digital age we are all overwhelmed with information — the most commonly used phrase to describe this tidal wave of data is "taking a drink of water from a fire hose." From time to time, as I review articles that I think of interest to my readers and subscribers, I will share them with you. Let me know what you think.
"People listen to leaders. It's one of the qualities that helps define them as leaders — and their followers as followers.
"But because of this, leaders need to mind what they are saying, and avoid knee-jerk responses. A leader's brain must always work things out ahead of his mouth speaking them,"
"Patrick Alain, author of The Leader Phrase Book: 3000+ Phrases That Put You In Command. To help wannabe leaders cement their status, Alain has compiled a shortlist of four phrases that a good leader will never, ever say. Avoid these lines and people will be more likely to follow your lead."
In a nutshell here are the four no nos.
2. John Doe is a jerk
3. My way or the highway
4. I am always right
© 2011 John Gregory Self