03 Jul '12, 1am

Sixteen Signs You May Be Practicing Cowardly Leadership

Sixteen Signs You May Be Practicing Cowardly Leadership

Sixteen Signs You May Be Practicing Cowardly Leadership Posted by Contributor on 7/03/12 • Categorized as Professionalisms by Mike Staver, author of “Leadership Isn’t For Cowards: How to Drive Performance by Challenging People and Confronting Problems ” It’s a tricky time to be a leader. With the economy so unforgiving right now, making smart business decisions is critical. That’s true not just in terms of strategy (whether to change your product mix or move into a new marketplace) but also relationships (whether to fire the toxic high performer or address a conflict head-on). All actions have consequences. So does lack of action. And with the margin for error so slim, you want to make sure you’re thinking as coolly and clearly as possible. My advice? Don’t let fear cloud your decision making. Don’t get me wrong, we all feel fear. What separates the proverbial men from the...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2012/07/03/sixteen-signs-you...

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