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The Stupid Leader

Today we will explore the sixth bad habit of leadership coined by Marshall Goldsmith in his book What Got You There Won’t Get You There: the habit of telling the world how smart we are. Leaders with this bad habit feel the need to show their intellectual superiority by constantly (and often loudly) demonstrating...

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Enacting Social Leadership

Social media brings significant innovation in how we communicate and collaborate. This transformational innovation undoubtedly pioneers interpersonal interactions, but more significantly, it impacts how we lead, demanding that every leader have social media in their leadership toolkit.

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Winning at All Costs: Starting With “No”, “But”, or “However”

This is the fifth in a series of twenty blogs based on the teachings of leadership guru Marshall Goldsmith. In his book What Got You There Won’t Get You There, he discusses the bad habits leaders can drift into whether through inattention or apathy. Bad Habit #5 is Starting With “No”, “But”, or “However,”...

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The Destructive Leader

Beware of an encounter with the Destructive Leader, who harms himself and others by preventing effective management, thwarting results and damaging morale. Be especially careful of the destructive leader you may see in the mirror. Marshall Goldsmith discusses this in his book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There as Bad Habit #4...

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Destructive Behaviors Leaders Should Avoid

In his book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, leadership expert Marshall Goldsmith warns leaders to shake the twenty bad habits that tend to become behavioral challenges. Out of 20 bad habits, passing judgment, the need to rate others and impose our standards on them, ranks high at number three. This habit in a leader is an implicit way of communicating the oxymoron, “If I want your opinion, I will give it to you.” This behavior is especially destructive when leaders are trying to be innovative and want to elicit the best ideas from their followers.

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The Stupid Leader

Today we will explore the sixth bad habit of leadership coined by Marshall Goldsmith in his book What Got You There Won’t Get You There: the habit of telling the world how smart we are. Leaders with this bad habit feel the need to show their intellectual superiority by constantly (and often loudly) demonstrating...

Read More


Enacting Social Leadership

Social media brings significant innovation in how we communicate and collaborate. This transformational innovation undoubtedly pioneers interpersonal interactions, but more significantly, it impacts how we lead, demanding that every leader have social media in their leadership toolkit.

Read More


Winning at All Costs: Starting With “No”, “But”, or “However”

This is the fifth in a series of twenty blogs based on the teachings of leadership guru Marshall Goldsmith. In his book What Got You There Won’t Get You There, he discusses the bad habits leaders can drift into whether through inattention or apathy. Bad Habit #5 is Starting With “No”, “But”, or “However,”...

Read More


The Destructive Leader

Beware of an encounter with the Destructive Leader, who harms himself and others by preventing effective management, thwarting results and damaging morale. Be especially careful of the destructive leader you may see in the mirror. Marshall Goldsmith discusses this in his book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There as Bad Habit #4...

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Destructive Behaviors Leaders Should Avoid

In his book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, leadership expert Marshall Goldsmith warns leaders to shake the twenty bad habits that tend to become behavioral challenges. Out of 20 bad habits, passing judgment, the need to rate others and impose our standards on them, ranks high at number three. This habit in a leader is an implicit way of communicating the oxymoron, “If I want your opinion, I will give it to you.” This behavior is especially destructive when leaders are trying to be innovative and want to elicit the best ideas from their followers.

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CIO Leadership Calculus

How the mathematics of collaboration can improve CIOs' chances for success leading their organizations and themselves.How the mathematics of collaboration can improve CIOs' chances for success leading their organizations and themselves.I have to admit that I am a geek -- a geek’s geek, in fact -- with an affinity to infinity and an intense love of mathematics. Calculus, my favorite, is the mathematical study of change. It offers several interesting insights that can help in overcoming leadership challenges.

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The future of the CIO

There’s a lot of discussion about the efficacy of the Clinger-Cohen Act as it relates to creating the role of agency CIOs. At the end of the day, it is clear that what we need is not just a new piece of legislation. We as federal CIOs need to change and redefine ourselves as the New Federal CIOs.

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