Great Leaders Don’t Swear!

Woman-SwearingShe was fairly attractive and very engaged in the project, but every time you spoke to her, you had to mentally dodge garbage coming from her mouth.  Simply speaking about an upcoming launch of an Intranet project meant that you had to deal with injections of references to the sex act, as well as her other litany of repeated oral puss. How did she think that fit into the context of this project. Its not like it happened just once, this thing for her was a real habit.

I did not look forward to meetings with her, and she did periodically apologize for swearing, but the apology did not make up for it. I was always glad when the meetings with her were finally done. She was a burden on many levels.  Continue reading

Choosing Leaders Is Not Only About Choosing The Confident

More on the outside than on the inside?

More on the outside than on the inside?

He was gregarious, funny, confident, understood what needed to be done and appeared to be a perfect leader candidate. His pre-show trailer was quite good, but once in the position the damage began. Confidently managing up was his best skill, and with brutality was how he confidently managed down.  Everyone has seen this scenario play out; like going to a movie with a great trailer, but the actual movie is offensive.

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