Newsletter Nuggets – February 22, 2007
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Table of Contents
1. A Note from Patsi – On Bad Bosses and Jerks at Work
2. March 07 Featured Article: Good Boss, Bad Boss: 20 Habits Leaders Should Stop Doing Now
3. What’s New on the Blogs?
A note from Patsi –
I had fun writing this new article for your March newsletter: Good Boss, Bad Boss. Who hasn’t had a really bad boss at one point in a career? It’s easy to laugh in retrospect, but while living under the influence of a jerk at work, it’s not funny.
Marshall Goldsmith is an executive coach who writes great books, and he contributes a list of 20 bad habits leaders should stop doing now from his new book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. This is a must-read book for all the reasons I blogged about here: http://www.coachezines.com/2007/02/marshall_goldsm.html
Speaking of books about jerks at work, don’t miss Professor Robert I. Sutton’s The No Asshole Rule. Yes, you read right, and it’s a title that even Harvard Business Review is writing about. Sometimes no other word conveys the same meaning.
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Enjoy reading, and don’t be a jerk at work!
Featured Article for March 07:
Good Boss, Bad Boss: 20 Bad Habits
Leaders Should Stop Doing Now
Categories: Leadership, Careers, Coaching
“We spend a lot of time teaching leaders what to do. We don’t spend enough time teaching leaders what to stop. Half the leaders I have met don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop.”
—Management expert Peter Drucker, as quoted by Marshall Goldsmith in What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, 2007
Almost all of us delude ourselves about our workplace achievements, status and contributions. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can certainly mislead us when we are told we need to change.
It can be challenging for high-level executives to improve their interpersonal skills. We tend to believe the habits that have helped us rack up achievements in the past will continue to foster success in the future. But as the title of his recent book asserts, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, according to executive coach Marshall Goldsmith.
The more frequently you are promoted to higher levels of executive responsibility, the more important your interpersonal relationship skills to your success—and the more challenging it is to change bad habits.
When it comes to changing the way we interact with our peers and direct reports, we often fail to recognize the steps required for ongoing results. Part of this stems from healthy denial, while part may be sheer ignorance. Only when confronted with performance or promotional issues do we become open to change. This usually triggers emotional hot buttons of self-interest.
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Four Hot Buttons of Change
Discovering What’s Wrong
20 Habits That Hold You Back
How to Change a Bad Habit
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