Here is an insight that often eludes us. Human beings can analyze or empathize, but they can’t do both at the same time. This fact is why highly analytical people are typically poor listeners. We can’t both listen to understand the feelings involved and make judgments about what…
15
1
Overly critical people are hard to live with. Their constant evaluation of everything around them puts others on edge and makes them defensive. As…
14
If it were up to any given team member, leaders would just decide and move forward. The constant handwringing and worry over decisions, even major ones…
13
Written as a satire that struck a chord of fidelity with leaders across the globe, The Peter Principle suggests that people in any hierarchy tend to be…
17
2
Talented and productive colleagues sometimes take a left turn toward mediocrity and sub-par work without any plausible explanation. Seemingly out of the…
21
2
Establishing a connection in a new relationship is hard enough, but the task can be compounded when the target of our persuasion is of high status and…
10
Some leaders have a hard time going to sleep because they can’t wait to wake up in the morning just to hear what they have to say. They like their own…
13
The verbal tics we develop without much notice can become highly distracting to those who listen to us. When the clutter of non-fluencies such as "you…
20
4
See all

Admired Leadership Field Notes