We all have our own perceptions of what “effective” leadership looks like, so trying to define what is right to hundreds or thousands of people would be an effort in futility — like asking your boss for a raise after making fun of his new haircut.
A Google search of leadership yields 159,000,000 results. Try boiling that down into a shared definition of what leadership means and your life, as you know it, will be over.
But if we flip this construct on its head, I am willing to bet that there are non-desirable leadership behaviors we could all agree on; behaviors that simply do not create value for people.
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Try this exercise. Make a list of eight leadership behaviors that you would not want to see, and then compare your top four to mine below:
1. Complaining. Not cool. I remember something…
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