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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.

1.That's impossible

2. John Doe is a jerk

3. My way or the highway

4. I am always right

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