Gentle leaders are not to be messed with

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Michael confronted the gossip mongers. He tried negotiating with them, to blunt their campaign of undermining and disinformation. He had warned them of the consequences if they continued and could not work out their differences. When they persisted, he invited them to a meeting with the CEO, where he challenged them to substantiate the comments that they had made behind his back.

At first, they denied that they had been behaving in a way that was inconsistent with the company values of honesty and integrity, which they had all pledged to uphold.… Read more

You are better off with good people for a short time than average performers who stay too long

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If you are a game-changing leader, you already know that you need to attract and retain the best talent to work with you. You also know that even if you keep them challenged and you invest in their development, you may still struggle to retain them. If they are talented, they are likely to be highly sought after and you may not be able to provide them with their next career opportunity.

David takes the view that he is better off with good people for a short time than average performers who stay too long.… Read more