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This week’s column: Leading by Listening

How many times have you had a boss lecture you about adding value at work? Probably more often than you can count. That’s why I found a study by the HayGroup so interesting. They looked at over 3,000 bosses to determine the impact the boss had on the team’s performance. 26% of bosses created a high performance work group. 18% energized the people who reported to them. 15% were considered neutral. And get this, 41% were de-motivating. Which reminds me of a conversation that I had earlier this year with my eight year old daughter the day before all the hullabaloo about the Mayan calendar and the end of the world. I asked Frankie what she thought about the world ending and she said, “I have mixed emotions about that.” As sad as the world ending might be, my kid clearly likes the idea of some old fashioned fire and brimstone.…u-need-to-lead/



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