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7 Major Leadership Mistakes You’re Making Right Now

by Alli Polin on September 19, 2017

Once upon a time, I was an HR consultant who was regularly invited into organizations to conduct 1×1 interviews with their employees. We’d talk about what was working, what wasn’t, and their suggestions for the future. Ultimately, I’d compile those results into a report for the senior leadership team. 

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Waiting for my flight during a long layover, I admit, I tried to read my book but listened to a lot of the people around me talk on their phones. More than a few of them used their time productively and deserved a gold star. They were working on their fancy-schmancy PowerPoints and talking to a colleague. What I couldn’t get over was the dumb stuff they said, and even more interesting was that they had no idea how dumb they sounded. 

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A couple of years ago, our family went on vacation to Fiji.  Our expectations were lots of clear blue water for swimming and many smiles.  We found both of those things and more. 

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