Can bad bosses be saved?

Can bad bosses be saved?

Often we assume poor leaders and bad bosses are hopelessly stuck in their worst behaviors. Yet a recent post, Bad Leaders Can Change Their Spots, at HBR.org shares research that shows that, with clear developmental focus, the lowest-rated leaders can show significant...
Is your star performer a bucket-kicker?

Is your star performer a bucket-kicker?

My mother-in-law had a saying about people who could be really great and then would do something that totally negated the good that they did. “He’s like a cow that gives a good bucket of milk – and then kicks it over,” she would say. I dubbed...
Leaders, leaders everywhere every day

Leaders, leaders everywhere every day

Recently my husband and I had a conversation about “natural born” leaders. In my line of work, I certainly believe that leadership can be taught, nurtured, developed, and encouraged in just about anyone. However, we talked about memorable people who have crossed our...